Scrub Jay Playing With Food

Previous Next Meet the Scrub Jay that this article will be featuring! I ran across these images as I was in my archive on another project, however going through the series I just had to laugh and it might bring a smile your face as well? The feature scrub jay I said on twitter was […]

The Tale Of The Stellers Jay

Previous Next I was down in the canyon, see the hawk photographs, when something caught my eye. The little guy made it obvious that I was being followed. So, with my camera ready without knowing what it was, whatever it was was going to get it’s picture taken!! I looked up in the tree where […]

Painted Lady Butterfly Laying Eggs

Previous Next This is the Painted Lady Butterfly. Several species of this butterfly, this is the species we have here at home. As you can see the Hollyhock is budding out and will flower later on in the season. These photographs were photographed through the chain link fence. Observing this Painted Lady told me I […]

Antelope Pronghorn of Jefferson County

Previous Next Meet the Antelope or technically they are Pronghorn here in Jefferson County Oregon! We call these Antelope here, right or wrong well , this is just the way it is. We have a town named Antelope even ha! These Antelope were photographed here in Jefferson County Oregon, closest town of any size is […]

Mason Bee Have Emerged

Previous Next Meet the tiny Mason Bee. These tiny bee’s emerge well, now in the High Desert of Oregon! So far only a couple have been observed and photographed within the last two days. Since they are still skittish I feel they have just emerged! We get many creatures showing up here for our garden […]

Monarch Butterfly Visits The High Desert

Previous Next Meet the Monarch Butterfly! The Monarch Butterfly is big, flashy and one can not miss them when they start showing up! The Monarch Butterfly just happens to like the Zinnia Flowers here in our garden. The Monarch Butterfly does not like any other of our flowers like they do our Zinnias! I do […]

Yellow Legged Frog Of Oregon

Previous Next Meet this rather colorful frog that showed up one day in our small pond! We placed these prefabricated ponds into our natural ponds to conserve on water. Never thought of the species of frogs and toads that would be showing up for me to observe! Just new we needed to do something about […]

Evening Grosbeak Visiting

Previous Next Meet the Evening Grosbeaks who stopped by the other day here at our place on the High Desert of Oregon! This flock was not the biggest we have had here! Several males, perhaps the females are around I just did not see the females? The Evening Grosbeaks do have a distinctive call that […]

Taylors Checkerspot Butterfly

Taylor's checkerspot butterfly 481

Previous Next Meet the Taylor’s checkerspot Butterfly! I photographed this colorful Butterfly feeding on one of the wildflowers found here in Oregon. This Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly is a endangered species. You can read more about this status and the few locations this Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly has been documented as being. Read more at the Oregon […]

Spadefoot Toad Mating Time

Previous Next Welcome to a scene that was going on in this pond the other morning! It is mating time for more than the birds and the bees right now! Some background. We put in the ponds for our dogs to cool off here on the hot days in the High Desert here in Oregon. […]


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