Turkey Serenade May 5, 2007

Growiser, Summerville, Union County, OR: The turkey sunrise serenade awakened us early once more. Andy had a group coming to tour the station so we were determined to get out from underfoot before the crowd arrived. We had a delightful visit with staff at the facility and found a couple …

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Growiser May 4, 2007

Growiser, Summerville, Union County, OR: Wild turkeys woke us with gobbling at the first light of day. By 5:30 AM I was climbing the hill behind the research building. It was cold and frosty. Rays of the sun had not yet worked its magic on the crystals of ice. On …

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Trilliums at Growiser May 3, 2007

Summerville, Union County, OR: Marvin and I are on a field trip. We intended to find and photograph an uncommon species of trillium. We had references that indicated we could find the plant near Meacham in the Blue Mountains. It was cold at that elevation and as we were returning …

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Oregon Caves National Monument

April 29, 2007: Oregon Caves National Monument: The caves are located 19 miles up a winding road from Cave Junction. Margo and I stayed at the lodge when the kids were little (25 years ago) and took the cave tour. Marvin and I were planning to return to Portland today …

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Illinois River April 28, 2007

Cave Junction OR: The Rough and Ready botanical area is near Cave Junction and provides an easy trail to the wildflower delights of the area. We spent a couple hours wandering and photographing before setting out for the Illinois River road. Marvin wanted a picture of a Creek Trillium that …

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