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A Botanical Walk in the Woods Around Deep Lake

  • Common Dandelion
  • Deep Lake, Late Afternoon
  • Deep Lake, Late Afternoon
  • Deep Lake, Late Afternoon
  • Deep Lake, Late Afternoon
  • Dwarf Oregon-Grape
  • Dwarf Oregon-Grape
  • Pacific Bleeding Heart
  • Pacific Bleeding Heart
  • Pacific Bleeding Heart
  • Red-Flowering Currant
  • Stream Violet
  • Stream Violets
  • Western Trilliums
  • Deep Lake, Late Afternoon

Spring has arrived here in the Pacific Northwest (finally!) and last week I took a detour on my way home from a hike in the Cascade Mountains scouting for wildlife opportunities in a very...

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Wild Florida!

  • Florida Yellow Rat Snake
  • White-tailed Deer
  • Turkey-Tail
  • Gopher Tortoise
  • Southern Cricket Frog
  • Red-femured Spotted Orbweaver
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Killdeer
  • Northern Needleleaf (Tillandsia balbisiana)
  • Eastern Cottontail
  • Climbing Aster
  • Cloudless Sulfur
  • Baby Alligator Close-up
  • Eat or Be Eaten

New images from Wild Florida! For some reason these 14 photographs were sitting, hidden from the light of day on my hard drive array and although they were tagged for processing and publishing for...

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Rugged Beauty of the Pacific Northwest Coast

  • Ruby Beach at Last Light
  • Rialto Beach at Dawn
  • Snail Rock
  • Seal Rock
  • Oregon Sea Stacks in Fading Sunset
  • Oregon Sea Stacks in Golden Light
  • Surf, Sand and Water
  • Misty Late Afternoon on Crescent Beach
  • Del Norte Coast, Northern California
  • Devil's Backbone, Oregon Coast
  • Sea Lion Colony
  • Del Norte Coast, Northern California

It’s been a whole month since I last did a post, and as I just expressed in my August 2014 monthly newsletter I just sent out today (you should subscribe!) I’ve been in my typical...

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Charming Scorpions and Handling Snakes

  • Antelope Bitterbrush
  • Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warble
  • Chukar
  • Rocky Basalt Bluffs of Cowiche Canyon
  • Lichen-Covered Basalt Cliff in Cowiche Canyon
  • Sunset in the Sagebrush Desert
  • Baby Northern Scorpion (Paruroctonus boreus)
  • Adult Northern Scorpion (Paruroctonus boreus)
  • Northwestern Ringneck Snake
  • Northwestern Ringneck Snake
  • Northwestern Ringneck Snake

“Those who charm scorpions and handle snakes only brand themselves with their own hands.” ~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib I’ve been spending a lot of time out in the desert and sagebrush country in...

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Backyard Songbirds

  • Bushtit
  • Bushtit
  • Chestnut Backed Chickadee
  • Chestnut Backed Chickadee
  • Chestnut Backed Chickadee
  • Dark-Eyed Junco

After all these years of traveling around the country to get the best photographs of backyard songbirds, today I had to go no further than my back porch just south of Seattle, Washington. There is...

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Squirrel Treefrog

  • Squirrel Treefrog
  • Squirrel Treefrog
  • Squirrel Treefrog
  • Squirrel Treefrog
  • Squirrel Treefrog

Endemic to the United States, the squirrel treefrog (Hyla squirella) is an attractive native tree frog is native to the Coastal Plain of the American Southeast, ranging as far north and east as North Carolina (and...

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Profiles in Nature #3 – White-topped Pitcher Plant

  • White-topped Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia leucophylla)
  • White-topped Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia leucophylla)
  • White-topped Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia leucophylla)
  • White-topped Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia leucophylla)
  • White-topped Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia leucophylla)

Easily the most beautiful of North America’s native pitcher plants, the white-topped pitcher plant (Sarracenia leucophylla), also known as the white trumpet or crimson pitcher plant, is found in the wild in the American Southeast in...

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Ring-Necked Ducks on Oregon’s Mount Hood

  • Male Ring-Necked Duck
  • Female Ring-Necked Duck

I found this breeding pair of ring-necked ducks on Trillium Lake last summer on a very cold, rainy summer morning on Oregon’s Mount Hood, 50 miles (80km) east of Portland. It was one of those typical...

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Indian Paintbrush – Botany’s Most Beautiful Opportunist

  • Giant Red Indian Paintbrush
  • Harsh Paintbrush
  • Harsh Paintbrush
  • Woolly Indian Paintbrush
  • Desert Indian Paintbrush
  • Eastwood Indian Paintbrush
  • Eastwood Indian Paintbrush
  • Yellow Harsh Paintbrush
  • Henry Indian Paintbrush
  • Great Red Paintbrushes on Mount Rainier
  • Great Red Paintbrush
  • Yellow Indian Paintbrush

I find that the more I travel around the Western United States in search of rare native wildflowers and orchids, the more my curiosity and fondness grows for members of the genus Castilleja. Commonly known as Indian...

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Squirrels!!!

  • JuvenileEasternGraySquirrel100-2
  • GreySquirrel101
  • GreySquirrel102
  • CascadeGoldenMantledGroundSquirrel100
  • DouglasSquirrel100
  • ColumbianGroundSquirrel100
  • WhiteFoxSquirrel101
  • WhiteFoxSquirrel102
  • Almost Old Enough!
  • WhiteTailedAntelopeSquirrel100-Edit
  • CaliforniaGroundSquirrel100
  • Western Gray Squirrel100-2

No matter where you live or travel in the entire world, one of the most common types of mammal you are going to encounter are squirrels (with the exception of Antarctica and the Arctic...

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