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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
White Barrel Bird’s Nest “Nidula niveo-tomentosa” Small white woolly cylinders forming white cups approximately 1/4″ in diameter and 1/4″ tall. The membranes covering the cups split open when it rains and that allows the small mahogany colored “eggs” to be splashed out and distributed. Each “egg” contains a powdery mass of spores. Photo: Salem, OR 12/22/2006.
This stern wheeler is 230 feet long and carries 120 passengers on cruises from Portland, OR to Astoria. From there, they retrace Lewis and Clarks journey up the river to Clarkston, ID. The trip up the Columbia and the Snake rivers passes by the explorers old camp sites and the boat travels through 8 locks along the way. It is an 8 day trip and food and lodging are provided on the boat. Cruises tend to be spendy, but we are only old once. Photo: Rainier, OR 8/26/2010
Bald Eagle “Haliaeetus leucocephalus” Length, 30″, wingspan 80″ and weight 9 pounds. The white feathers characteristic of the adults appear when they are four years old. Females are approximately 50% larger than the male. Eagles feed mainly on fish and waterfowl. Photo: Along the Deschutes River in the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central OR 12/18/2011
Prairie Falcon “Falco mexicanus” Length 15 to 29″, wing span 35 to 43″ and weight 1.2 to 1.8lbs. Females conspicuously larger than the males. These birds have eye streaks extending down onto the cheek. Preys on birds and small mammals. Found in dry open country in Eastern OR & WA. Photo: Near Burns in S.E. OR. 12/19/2011