Archive for March, 2009

California Sandwort “Minuartia californica”

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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California Sandwort “Minuartia californica” Pink Family (Caryophyllaceae) Annual, plant 1-3″ tall, flowers white and approx 3/16″ across.  Blooms in early spring in rocky areas in S.W. Or.  Photo:  Upper Table Rock near Medford, Or 3/21/2009  © Marvin Kellar

Rusty-Popcorn-Flower “Plagiobothrys nothofulvus”

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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Popcorn Flower “Plagiobothrys nothofulvus” Borage Family (Boraginaceae) Annual, plant 6-12″ tall, flowers white with yellow throat and approx 1/4″ across.  Blooms early spring in wet areas in Western Or and the Columbia River Gorge.  Photo:  Upper Table Rock near Medford, Or 3/21/2009  © Marvin Kellar

Scouler’s-Popcorn-Flower “Plagiobothrys scouleri”

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

_mg_4936_1_1_1_11Scouler’s Popcorn Flower “Plagiobothrys scouleri” Borage Family (Boraginaceae) Annual, plant 2-8″ tall, flowers white with yellow lobed eye and approx 1/4″ across.  Blooms early spring in wet areas throughout Or & Wa.  Photo:  Upper Table Rock near Medford, Or.    3/21/2009  © Marvin Kellar

Great Blue Heron “Ardea herodias”

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

_mg_4895_2Great Blue Heron “Ardea herodias”  Length 46″, wing span 72″ and weight 5.3 lbs.  Photo:  Medford, OR 3/21/2009  © Marvin Kellar

Great Blue Heron “Ardea herodias”

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

_mg_4890_2Great Blue Heron “Ardea herodias”  Length 46″, wing span 72″ and weight 5.3 lbs.  Photo:  GBH Rookery at Medford, OR 3/21/2009  © Marvin Kellar

Great Blue Heron “Ardea herodias”

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

_mg_4896_1_11Great Blue Heron “Ardea herodias”  Length 46″, wing span 72″ and weight  5.3 lbs.  Photo:  Rookery at Medford, OR 3/21/2009  © Marvin Kellar

Jeffrey’s Shooting Star “Dodecatheon jeffreyi”

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

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Jeffrey’s Shooting Star “Dodecatheon jeffreyi” Primrose Family (Primulaceae) Perennial. 6-24″ tall, leaves 1-2.5″ long, flowers magenta with white base followed by yellow and purplish-black bands and a purple-black tip.  Blooms in midsummer in open moist areas in the Cascade Mts of OR & WA, NW WA & NE  OR.  Photo:  Mt Adams, WA 8/8/2006  © Marvin Kellar

Mt Hood, Or

Monday, March 16th, 2009

_mg_4414_1Mt Hood looking across the field of cane berries (raspberries?)  Photo:  Boring, Or  01/22/2009  © Marvin Kellar

Moon

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

_mg_4492_1_1Moon   Photo:  Rainier, OR 2/09/2009  © Marvin Kellar

Great Egret “Ardea alba”

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

_mg_4648_1_12Great Egret “Ardea alba” Length 39″, wing span 51″ and  weight 1.9#.  Yellow beak and black legs.  These birds do not have plumed heads but the wind was blowing enough to mess up its coiffure.  Photo:  Trojan Pond near Rainier, OR 3/7/2009  © Marvin Kellar