Professor Emeritus Karl Holte

Early spring (March) Marvin and I applied for a three day class on “Wildflowers of the Great Basin” offered by the Malheur Field Station (MFS) and taught by professor emeritus Karl Holte. No acknowledgment was received from MFS but our check cleared the bank so we assumed we were in …

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Upper Table Rock

April 25, 2008: Upper Table Rock, near Medford, OR, is a nature preserve maintained in a cooperative effort between the BLM and the Nature Conservancy. Before the summer sun withdraws life sustaining moisture from the soil and vegetation a triumphant succession of wildflowers will bloom here. On any given day …

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Clavaria purpurea

November 5, 2007: Camp Magruder, Tillamook County OR: Clavaria purpurea found growing under salal (Gaultheria shallon) and Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). You couldn’t get any closer to sea level than this location. Marvin and I walked the wetlands trail on the west side of Smith Lake. Trail head is located …

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Munson Creek Falls, Tillamook County, OR

November 5, 2007: Munson Creek Falls, Tillamook County, OR: Depending on which reference you read the falls is either 319 feet or 266 feet but in either case the falls is worth a stop. Marvin and I picked a beautiful sunny November day to make the trip. Finding the road …

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Jawbone Flats, Opal Creek Wilderness

October 26, 2007: Jawbone Flats, Opal Creek Wilderness, Marion County, OR: Marvin and I hiked the three miles to Jawbone Flats, walking the access road along the Little North Fork of the Santiam River. The Opal Creek area was once the center of controversy between the logging industry and preservationists. …

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