These photos of a western fence lizard are from one of my few times out exploring this year.
Anna’s Hummingbird Close-up
We visited my grandmother in western Oregon for Christmas this year (now last year). She has a hummingbird feeder attached to her kitchen window, and on Christmas Eve day there were several hummingbirds taking turns drinking from the feeder. I was ex ...
My mom spotted this Cooper’s Hawk sitting up in a tree.
Phidippus audax on Swiss Chard
Before everything froze last month, I found this Phidippus audax on a Swiss Chard leaf in the garden. Here it is eating a plant bug. This was our first year growing Swiss Chard, and along with it being good for salads and sandwiches, it add ...
Spider on Pink
A spider looks good on pink, don’t you think?
This ambush bug had excellent camouflage on some Paprika flowers, but not quite excellent enough, because I found it.
A Patient Spider
A patient crab spider was hanging out on an Osteospermum flower, waiting for some other bugs to come along.
Bugs Like Mint
We have a large pot filled with curly spearmint, and its flowers are a garden favorite for pollinators. These are a few of the visitors I found.
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One Bridge, Two Sides, Three Hours Apart
Two photos of a bridge over the Snake River, near Copperfield Campground.