Lichen in my back yard February 23, 2007

February 23, 2007: Gresham, Multnomah county, OR: The challenge is to learn about what grows in your backyard… I spotted this stuff growing on a maple limb and after several attempts to get the depth of field I wanted this photo resulted. byLarry

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Red Alder February 22, 2007

February 22, 2007: Gresham, Multnomah County, OR. The alder in our vicinity have taken on a red hue… did you ever wonder why they have the scientific name of “Alnus rubra” ? Perhaps it is the from the red shown by staminate catkins that develop in the spring, even before …

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Delena Mosses February 21, 2007

February 21, 2007: Delena, Columbia county, OR Take the Delena exit and follow old highway 30 into the Beaver Creek canyon. There are several waterfalls, numerous rock cliffs and at times some interesting wildflowers in bloom. This trip I was looking for Bryophytes (mosses). The one pictured below was found …

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Fence Post Moss February 17, 2007

Moss found on a fence post… in my backyard near Gresham, Multnomah County, OR

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Low on Diesel February 13, 2007

Today I was heading to Spray, Wheeler County, Oregon, located adjacent to the John Day river in eastern Oregon. I was driving my diesel powered Dodge pickup. Given its weight and four wheel drive the Dodge is a great vehicle for winter driving. I know better than to get too …

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