Prineville, Crook County, OR

June 26, 2007: Marvin and I planned to continue the search for Calochortus longebarbatus. But first we headed up Mill Creek east of Prineville to take a look at Stein’s Pillar. Also I hoped to find a hunting camp on Wildcat Mountain my family used many years ago but we …

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Antelope Flats Reservoir, Crook County, OR

June 24, 2007: Several goals brought us over to the east side of the mountains. Chris wanted to go fishing and I thought it was a good opportunity to look for Calochortus longebarbatus (and other wildflowers) in the Ochoco mountains and the Maury mountains. The weatherman promised sunshine and gusty …

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Polyphylla decemlineata (June bug)

June 23, 2007: Gresham, Multnomah County, OR: Chris found this June bug crawling on the back porch. They appear at least annually but are a rare event. According to what I read they nibble on conifer needles at night. If disturbed they will hiss like a cat. Chris assures me …

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Round Lake, Marion County, OR

June 22, 2007: Round Lake, Marion County, OR: Chris and I have been watching a plant and hoping that we might see it bloom. We expected to see an Iris unfold so we have been stopping by every week since we found the plant. Today was one of those days …

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South Prairie, Skamania County, WA

June 21, 2007: South Prairie, Skamania County, WA: Reports of a bog with the special plants associated enticed us to wander into the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest looking for adventure. Road 66 northwest of Willard skirts an old lava flow which also might have some interesting wildflowers. At any rate Chris …

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