Salt Creek Falls

July 29th, 2014

_MG_7980 - Version 2Salt Creek is located close to Hwy 58 , 21 miles east of Oakridge, Or. This is a plunge pool falls 286 feet high and approximately 40 feet wide. The parking lot and viewpoint are close to the Hwy and there is a nice trail down to the creek but there are lots of steps along the way . Photo: 10/12/2014


July 27th, 2014

Pronghorn “Antilocapra americana”  Height at shoulders is about three feet and adult weight is 100 – 125 pounds.  Both sexes have horns (not antlers) that they shed in November or December.  The young weigh only a few pounds at birth but within a few day they can outrun a man.  Adults can reach speeds of approximately forty miles an hour. Found inEastern Oregon and their range extends from Canada to Mexico. Photo: Near Antelope. Or 7/27/2014


White-faced Meadowhawk

July 24th, 2014

White-faced Meadowhawk “Sympetrum obtrusum” Length approx 1.5″. Male with red eyes, brown thorax, and red abdomen. Females have red-brown eyes, brown thorax and brown abdomen. This male has many small red cherry-like parasitic mites on its thorax. Photo: Conboy Lake Wildlife Refuge just south of Mt Adams, WA 8/24/2012._MG_4532

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