Just Another Nature Enthusiast

JANE’s Images & Thoughts 🌲 Inspired by the Pacific Northwest & places I wander

  • Oh…What a Beautiful Day

    Oh…What a Beautiful Day

    It’s a wonderful feeling… wildlife’s coming our way. After days of record-breaking heat, cooler mornings lured local wildlife out of hiding and into the yard for breakfast. Birds Robins busily gathered worms. We kept a patch watered near the nest in hopes the worms would remain near the surface. Looks like the plan is working! Flickers were eagerly on the lookout for bugs. Hummingbirds hovered for nectar in the salvia…

  • New Neighbor- Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

    New Neighbor- Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

    Eastern Cottontail Rabbits were introduced into Oregon as game animals from the mid-west in the 1930’s to early 1940’s. First released in Benton County, Eastern Cottontails have spread at least through the mid-Willamette Valley. I’m happy for the opportunities they are now providing for me in Washington County to take aim with a camera in nature photo shoots. Eastern Cottontail Rabbits are most active at dawn and dusk. That is…

  • Who’s That Hopping in the Driveway?

    Who’s That Hopping in the Driveway?

    Look who I saw hopping across the top of our driveway- an Eastern Cottontail Rabbit. This species is the largest group of wild rabbits in Oregon. They were introduced as a game animal to several counties in northwest Oregon during the 1930’s – early 1940’s. This little rabbit was seen in habitat with components as described in Wikipedia: open grassy areas, forest edges, abundant green grasses and herbs, with shrubs…

  • Doggone Good Fun!

    Doggone Good Fun!

    For a dog who seriously dislikes going out in the rain… Rascal refused to come in from the snow this afternoon! Who threw that snowball?! How do I fetch this? Rascal just couldn’t get enough romping around!

  • Coping with the Snow

    Coping with the Snow

    Canada Geese spent most of the afternoon closer to the edge of the riparian zone. Looks like they are in for more of the pond being frozen by tomorrow. It wasn’t too bad today. Anna’s Hummingbird patiently waiting for the feeder nectar bottle to be exchanged. Be sure to check your feeders in the freezing weather. It is helpful to have two bottles to trade when the other freezes. This…

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