Tag Archives: ecology

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure

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Wordless Wednesday (06/08/16)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Oops!

This is an older photo taken in 2007 while I was tracking turtles for scientific research in Lockport, Illinois.  We trapped these two whopper snappers (Snapping turtles) and put them into large totes in the basement for safekeeping before weighing … Continue reading

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Tahkenitch Lake, Oregon Coast

About 3,000 to 4,000 years ago, Tahkenitch Lake is believed to have been an ocean estuary. Large earthquakes caused the dunes to shift, cutting it off from the Pacific Ocean, now 1.6 miles away (http://wikimapia.org/5881468/Tahkenitch-Lake). According to The Northwest Coast: … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) is one of the fastest growing trees in the Pacific Northwest and the world. Mature trees have been known to grow 300 feet tall and 15 feet in diameter. Their range extends along the Pacific Coast … Continue reading

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The crickets’ sigh

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Lily pads between earth and sky, hovering over the waters of a clear summer in July. The carpet spread out, green coasters with white flowers that sprout, reach upwards to greet the dawn. Every…

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Timeless glory

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The legacy we leave behind for the youth of tomorrow — old growth forests in all their timeless glory.

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