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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bumblebee paradise

A bumblebee forages on a flowering vetch plant along a roadside near Elkton in western Oregon on a warm late spring evening on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Marauding coyote

On a damp early morning, a wild coyote stands in a pasture on a sheep farm in rural western Oregon near Elkton, on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Hiding in plain sight

A days old black tailed deer fawn lies motionless in an orchard on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Friday, May 24, 2019. The fawn is probably not lost. According to the National Wildlife Federation, in most cases, female deer hide their newborn fawns in tall grass or brush and move some distance away to feed to avoid drawing predators to their offspring.

The fawn was a bit difficult to see at a distance.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Belting it out

A song sparrow belts out a song from its fence-post perch along a country road near Elkton in western Oregon. Scientists recognize 24 subspecies of song sparrows in North America.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Unclaimed and forgotten veterans funeral

The unclaimed cremated remains of four World War I veterans are transported by horse drawn buggy through the Roseburg National Cemetery in southern Oregon on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Twenty-eight veterans, whose remains were discovered in storage at a Roseburg funeral home and waited unclaimed for as long as 44 years, are finally being laid to rest at the cemetery.
About half of the men served in World War II. Four were born before 1900. Most of the unclaimed veterans died in the 1970s and 1980s.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Proud mama

An adult barn owl and its newly hatched owlet perch in nest box in barn on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon. According to the female barn owl does all the incubation and the male provides all the food until the young are around 3 weeks old.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

My cow or yours

A male Brewer's blackbird spreads his wings as he displays for a female while perched on the back of a Red Angus cow in a pasture on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Getting his greens

A California ground squirrel feeds in a pasture on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Locally known as digger squirrels, this ground-dwelling rodent also has a strong propensity to climb rocks, stumps, fence posts and trees.

Cute baby mosquitos

Mosquito larvae float near the surface of a glass container after being captured from a cattle watering trough on a ranch near Elkton in western Oregon on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Mosquitoes act as vectors for many disease-causing viruses and parasites. Various species of mosquitoes are estimated to transmit disease to more than 700 million people annually in Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico, Russia, and much of Asia, with millions of resultant deaths.

Blackwidow closeup

A black widow spider displays its telltale red hourglass marking as it climbs on a piece of straw in a barn on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Female widow spiders have unusually large venom glands and their bite can be particularly harmful to large vertebrates, including humans.

Mom, sorry for another spider photo.