Archive for June, 2010

Great Blue Heron “Ardea herodias”

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Great Blue Heron “Ardea herodias”  Length 46″. wingspan 72″ and weight 5.3 lbs,  This long legged bird is commonly seen wading in shallow ponds throughout the United States.  Photo:  Deschutes River nears Shearers Bridge in Central OR 6/16/2010  © Marvin Kellar

Blue Mountain Prairie-clover “Dalea ornata”

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Blue Mountain Prairie-clover “Dalea ornata”  Pea Family (Fabaceae) Perennial, Plant 6-16″ tall, leaves divided in 5-7 segments, flowers rose colored and arranged on a spike.  Blooms in summer on dry soils in Eastern OR and WA.  Photo:  Near the Deschutes River near Sherars Bridge in Central, OR  6/16/2010  © Marvin Kellar

Wavyleaf Thistle “Cirsium undulatum”

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Wavyleaf Thistle “Cirsium undulatum” Thistle Tribe (Asteraceae) Biennial or perennial, plant 2-5′ tall, leaves wavy with yellow prickles, flowers pale pink or lavender.  Blooms in summer in dry areas of Eastern OR & WA.  Photo:  Along the Deschutes River near Shearers Bridge in Central, OR 6/16/2010  © Marvin Kellar

Mock Orange “Philadelphus lewisii”

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Mock Orange “Philadelphus lewisii” Hydrangea Family (Hydrangeaceae) Perennial, shrub  6-12′ tall, leaves opposite & deciduous, fragrant flowers white & clustered at the end of branches.  Blooms early summer & common near stream banks throughout OR & WA  Photo: Along the Deschutes River near Shearers Bridge in Central OR 6/16/2010 © Marvin Kellar

Green-Banded Mariposa Lily “Calochortus macrocarpus”

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Green-Banded Mariposa Lily “Calochortus macrocarpus” Lily Family (Liliaceae). Perennial, Scaly bulb, 8-18″ tall, large showy flowers with a green band on the underside of the petals. Single grass-like leaf that withers as the plant blooms. Dry open prairie in Eastern OR & WA. Photo: Along the Deschutes River near Sherars Bridge in Central Oregon 6/16/2010  © Marvin Kellar

Eared Grebe “Podiceps nigricollis”

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Eared Grebe “Podiceps nigricollis” Length 13″, wingspan 16″ and weight 11 ounces.  Photo:  South of Burns, OR 5/30/2010  © Marvin Kellar

Spring Beauty “Claytonia lanceolata”

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Spring Beauty “Claytonia lanceolata” Purslane Family (Portulacacea).  Perennial, plant 1-3″ tall with edible bulb, leaves 2, flowers white or pink with pink veins.  Blooms midspring in the mountains of Or. & Wa. Photo:  Near Yellow Jacket Lake north of Burns, OR  6/05/2010  © Marvin Kellar