Jacksonville, Jackson County, OR

April 27, 2007: Jacksonville, OR: The day started badly. I couldn’t find the keys to the pickup. Marvin and I were planning a trip to southern Oregon and the keys were nowhere to be found. I checked all the usual places… bedside stand, pants pockets, washing machine, console to my …

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Moss Class April 15, 2007

Eugene OR: A dozen anxious students assembled in a parking lot on the UO campus. We were to meet with Dr. David Wagner and then carpool to two nearby locations to collect bryophytes for three action packed days of classroom activities. It was a delightful day, no rain, and we …

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Mount Pisgah and Moss Class April 14, 2007

Eugene OR: Marvin and I were in town to attend a Bryophytes class taught by Dr. David Wagner. After locating a motel with easy access to the UO campus we had a couple hours of daylight left so we headed for the Mount Pisgah Arboretum in the Howard Buford Recreational …

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Balsamroot on Rowena Crest April 6, 2007

Rowena Crest, Hood River County, OR: Head east from Portland on I-84, travel through the Columbia River Gorge, enjoy the spectacular waterfalls, and then, past the town of Hood River, before reaching the town of The Dalles, find the exit for Rowena. Head west on old highway 30 and wend …

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Maupin, OR March 30, 2007

Maupin, Wasco County, OR: Marvin and I drove to Maupin in central Oregon, then followed the Deschutes river downstream to Sherar’s Bridge. We stopped at pullouts, looking for Viola trinervata. We didn’t find any but enjoyed the scenic gorge with its multiple layers of lava that form cliffs along the …

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