Bolander’s Lily “Lilium bolanderi” Lily Family (Liliaceae). Perennial, scaly bulb, plant 2-4′ tall, leaves in whorls along the stem, flowers dark red to rose with reddish spots on the petals. Blooms in early-summer in the serpentine areas in S.E. OR . Photo: Darlingtonia Wayside near Gasquet, CA 7/08/2011.
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Black-tailed deer “Odocoileus hemionus columbianus” Deer Family (Cervidae) Found west of the Cascade Mts in Or. and in my back yard. Photo: Rainier, OR. 11/27/2006
Cyanide Millipede “Harpaphe haydeniana” Approximately 1″ long with twenty body segments, two pair of legs per segment and blind. They eat organic matter and when handled they release a liquid that stains the skin and smells of almonds (hydrogen cyanide). Photo; Saddle Mt near Seaside, Or 5/13/2005
Sand Lily “Leucocrinum montanum” Lily Family (Lilliaceae) Perennial with a fleshy root stalk, leaves grasslike and 4-8″ long, white flowers approximately 1″ across and arising by a slender tube from an underground ovary. Blooms late spring in sandy soil in Eastern OR Photo: Near Sisters, OR 5/16/2010
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
Skunk Weed “Navarretia squarrosa” Phlox Family (Polemoniaceae). Annual, plant sticky and hairy, 4-12″ tall with strong skunky odor, flowers slender blue tubes 1/4 to 3/8″ in diameter. Blooms in summer in open areas in Western Or. & Wa.
Photo: near Rainier, Or. 8/7/2008 © 2008 mkellar