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Lazuli Bunting Birds Visiting

Meet the Lazuli Bunting bird. Isn't he pretty?  

I had to be in my archive yesterday. I came upon these photographs I have never shared before. Actually, it looks as if I did not look through this whole file..... ? These days I put notes for myself in my photography albums of what day, so I know what I did when. Otherwise the photographs get lost in the shuffle.

Taylors Checkerspot Butterfly

Meet the Taylors checkerspot Butterfly! I photographed this colorful Butterfly feeding on one of the wildflowers found here in Oregon.

This Taylors Checkerspot Butterfly is a endangered species. You can read more about this status and the few locations this Taylors Checkerspot Butterfly has been documented as being. Read more at the Oregon Fish & Wildlife Office website .

Spadefoot Toad Mating Time

Welcome to a scene that was going on in this pond the other morning! It is mating time for more then 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. A couple years went by and we noticed more and more aquatic activity was happening! Since berries need a good water source and we like berries, we put in Raspberries. Well, then we noticed the birds really liked the berries more then we did!

Mylitta Crescent Butterfly And Beatles

This caught my attention while out and about on one of my walks here in town! This Mylitta Crescent Butterfly and these Beatles on this weed flower feeding.

Of course having this many Beatles in one place may not be something this farmer wants to see on his valuable crops? However on the weeds.......

This Mylitta Crescent Butterfly did not seam to care these Beatles were on the flower the Butterfly chose to land on. The Beatles were not as relaxed about sharing!

Wood-nymph Butterfly

Meet the Wood-nymph Butterfly! See the Butterflies eye spots?

This Wood-nymph Butterfly is feeding on these wildflowers. As you look through this series of photographs, watch this Wood-nymph Butterflies face. You can clearly see this Wood-nymph Butterfly feeding!

Blue Ridge Mine Oregon

This is the Blue Ridge Mine in the Ochoco Mountains here in Oregon! We typically drive by these mines (there is quite a few in Oregon), however this day we thought we should stop and see what has changed since the last time we stopped by.

Nothing to much changed since the last time we had stopped. The weather in the Ochoco Mountains is taking it's toll as well as folks doing what people do when these kinds of folks have no one watching them.


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