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Gray Wolf “Canis lupus”

Monday, February 16th, 2015














Gray Wolf “Canis lupus”  Length about 4.5′ long, tail 1′ long, weight 60-100 lbs. Wolves were originally wide spread in Western Or. and in N. E. Or. but they were completely eradicated about 75 years ago. Photo:  Northwest Trek near Eatonville, Wa. 11/05/2006

Snowy Owl “Nyctea scandiaca”

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014


Snowy Owl “Nyctea scandiaca”, length 23″, wingspan 52″, weight 4lbs.  We are south of their normal range but they extend their areas when lemming populations crash.  Top Photo:  Juvenile near Burns, Or 12/22/2011.  Bottom Photo:  Adult male at Northwest Trek near Eatonville, Wa 11/06/2007

Common Puffball

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Common Puffball “Lycoperdon perlatum” Height and diameter 2 to 3 inches, Size 2-3 inches,solitary or clustered. Tan when young turning brown with age. Clouds of white to yellow spores emitted from a pore on the top. Edible when “firm and white inside”. Photo: Stevens State Park near Astoria, Or  11/29/2014 by Teri Robinson

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Roosevelt Elk “Cervus elaphus”

Sunday, December 7th, 2014


Roosevelt Elk herds of up to 200 animals are fed here in the fields adjacent to Hwy 202 between Vernonia and Seaside, Or. during the winter months (November-April).  The cows, calves and younger bulls are found in large groups and the older bulls hang out in smaller, separate group.  The public can ride out into the field on the hay wagon when they feed the elk but you need to make your reservations well ahead of time.   Call (503) 755-2264 for information.  Photo:  Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area 12/06/2014



Purple Coral Club “Clavaria purpurea”

Sunday, November 30th, 2014




















Purple Coral Club “Clavaria pupurea”  Purple, fragile and worm-like. Height 3-5″.  Generally found on wet ground in coniferous woods. “Edible but not considered to be choice”.   Photo:  Camp Magruder near Rockaway Beach, Or.  11/12/2007

Cauliflower Mushroom “Sparassis crispus”

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Cauliflower Mushroom “Sparassis crispus” Cream colored and looks somewhat like egg noodles. Size 4 to 34 inches high and broad while weighing as much as 50 pounds. Spores white to cream to yellow. Edible and considered to be choice.  Parasitic on conifers.  Photo: Hopkins Demonstration Forest near Oregon City, Or 11/15/2014

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American Badger “Taxidea taxus”

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

MG_4108_1-480x371American Badger “Taxidea taxus”  Length 24″ and weight approx 20 pounds.  Then are omnivorous and will eat ground squirrels, insects and vegetation if hunting is sparse.  Photo:  N.W. Trek near Eatonville, Wa  11/01/2008

Bobcat “Lynx rufus”

Monday, October 27th, 2014


Bobcat “Lynx rufus” Length 30″. Weight 15 to 20 pounds. Found throughout the Oregon and Washington. The cat on the left has a fish and the other one would like to share but it didn’t. Photo: N.W. Trek just West of Eatonville, Wa. 11/05/2006

Sulpher Tuft Mushroom

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

_MG_8407Sulphur Tuft “Hypholoma fasciculare”  Stalk 4 inches tall with smooth sulfur yellow cap 3 inches in diameter.  May to June and August to November on decayed stumps and buried woods.  Widespread in North America.  Very bitter and probably poisonous.  Photo:  Rainier, O_MG_6407 - Version 2_MG_6414r 10/25/2014 and 11/02/2013





Coyote “Canis latrans”

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

crw_0448_1_1-480x384Coyote “Canis latrans”   Photo:  Northwest Trek near Eatonville, Wa.  11/06/2007