Raptors, Raptors, Raptors

Ferruginous hawk, juvenile, buteo (broad-winged, short tails) White- tailed kite, adult,  (long pointed wings, hovers while hunting) Coopers Hawk, juvenile accipiter (long tailed,short rounded wings) Red tail hawk, adult(dark phase), Buteo (broad wings and short...

Two Lovely Days in November

November 6th, 10am In the Fall, the weather can be completely different from day to day. Last week was a week of contrasts, one day being sunny and warm,  with no wind, and the next day was cool and wet, with showers coming down heavy at times, and windy. Walking out...

Unveiled and Hidden

A grey November day in the north end of the valley where the wetlands are changed into their fall colors. The leaves have fallen off the Ash and Oaks revealing masses of Ramalina and other species of lichens hanging in sheets, their pale green color covering the...
“A beautiful white arc across the sky”

“A beautiful white arc across the sky”

Walking along Davis Creek, 9am. There is white ground fog rising from the valley floor, creating a beautiful white arc across the sky. It is so quiet and peaceful. A short time later the whispy whiteness has burned off and the clear blue sky and sunshine lights up the...

Fall beauty in the Little Lake Valley

Friday, October 20, 2017 Mid-day walk along Berry and Davis Creeks Fall is everywhere, dark clouds and even a short shower reminds me that winter is around the corner. The valley is bright with yellows and oranges, Oregon Ash  and Cottonwoods look like flaming...