Western Wood-Pewee

July 22nd, 2014

Western Wood-Pewee, “Contopus sodidulus” Length: 6 inches, Wingspan: 13 inches and Weight: 12 grams.  Cute little bug catcher. Photo: Conboy Lake, Wa 7/20/2014

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Pacific Treefrog

July 21st, 2014

_MG_8031 - Version 2Pacific Treefrog “Pseudacris regilla” These little frogs (1.5 inches long) are brown or green with a characteristic black stripe extending from the snout to the shoulder. The males call in a great chorus and they make quite a racket. Photo: Near Conboy Lake WA, 7/20/2014

Deschuttes River Rafting

July 20th, 2014

Deschuttes River rafting.  Photo:  Near Scherers Bridge in Central, Oregon 7/18/2014


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Great Arctic “Oeneis nevadensis”

July 17th, 2014

Great Arctic “Oeneis nevadensis”  Wing span less than 2.5 inches. Range;  Cascade Mountains and into Canada.  Photo: Chiwaukum Creek near Leavenworth, WA 7/09/2012

Milbert Tortoise Shell Buttterfly

July 15th, 2014

Milbert’s Tortoise Shell “Nymphalis milberti” Wingspan is less than two inches. Found throughout Oregon and Washington in areas where stinging nettles grow. This butterfly is sipping nectar on aa Gray Rubberbrush “Ericamereia nauseous”. Photo: Summer Lake, Oregon 7/12/2014
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Moonrise at Summer Lake

July 14th, 2014

_MG_7914Moonrise near Summer Lake west of paisley, Oregon. Photo: 7/11/2014

Summer Lake

July 13th, 2014

Summer Lake near the town of Paisley in Central Oregon. Photo: 7/11/2014_MG_7903

Twin Arnica

July 9th, 2014

Twin Arnica “Arnica sororia” (Asteraceae Family) Perennial, 8-24 inches tall. Flowers yellow with 8-23 ray flowers. Leaves 2 to 6 pairs spaced along the stem. Grows throughout Eastern Oregon and Washington but they are not common. Photo near Buckhorn Overlook near Zumwalt Prarie in Northeastern Oregon. Photo: 6/13/2014

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Fendler’s Waterleaf

July 8th, 2014
  1. Fendler’s Waterleaf “Hydrophyllum fendleri” “Hydrophyllaceae Family) Perennial, Plant 1 to 3 feet tall. Flowers white to purple with elongated stamens. Grows in forest locations in the Cascades and Blue Mts in Oregon . Photo Mt Emily near La Grande, Or 6/12/2014


Silky Lupine

July 7th, 2014

Silky Lupine “Lupins sericeus’ (Fabaceae Family) Perennial, 8-24 inches tall. Flowers blue to white. There is a clump of Velvet Lupine “Lupinus leucophyllus” in the foreground and they have flowers that are white to violet. I am not 100% certain on the identification but I enjoyed the bouquet_MG_7620. Photo: Buckhorn Overlook near Zumwalt Prairie in Northeastern Oregon 6/13/2014