Culver, OR March 26, 2007

Culver, Jefferson County, OR: Haystack Grange… Traveling with Marvin… We drove highway 26 across the Mount Hood corridor toward Madras. There were plenty of signs warning travelers to carry chains or traction tires because of snow conditions. We found the road totally clear, no snow clinging to the trees but …

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Finding the Fetid Adder’s Tongue March 17, 2007

Saddle Mountain, Clatsop County, OR: The weather forecaster promised a sunny day so Marvin and I headed for Saddle Mountain in search of the Oregon Fetid Adder’s Tongue (aka Slink Lily). It turned out to be cool and overcast… perfect for photography… and we weren’t disappointed. Closeup of the Slink …

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Looking for Moss March 14, 2007

Rainier OR: Marvin and I examined his backyard for moss species. We found a couple Trillium about to burst into bloom but it is still a bit early. According to Marvin’s log they are found on March 15th and today is the 14th. Then we wandered down to the Beaver …

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Catherine Creek March 13, 2007

Lyle WA: What a difference a week will make. Marvin and I drove to Catherine Creek today. A strong breeze (15 mph) didn’t help in photographing the flowers but wind sheltered areas gave us a chance. The Grass Widows were a little past prime but we found plenty of opportunities. …

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