Just Another Nature Enthusiast

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

  • Structure | “Head Over Heels” Stickwork

    Structure | “Head Over Heels” Stickwork

    Branches and limbs that normally provide natural structure for native willows and Red Osier Dogwood were harvested…   to provide Structure for sculptures collectively titled- “Head Over Heels.” The installation is at Orenco Woods Nature Park in Hillsboro, Oregon. During the Spring of 2017, artist Patrick Dougherty was assisted by a flock of 150 volunteers. Together, they spent over 1000 hours busy as birds during nesting season. With determination, they bent…

  • Odonates… pond-side treasures

    Odonates… pond-side treasures

    I admire people who have a wealth of knowledge and are generous in the way they share it with others.  Jim Johnson is one of those folks… he possesses a treasure trove of information about odonates: dragonflies and damselflies. Participants, like me, who attended his “Dragonfly Identification” workshop left feeling rich in new understandings about these fascinating arthropods. Jim’s odonata gems of knowledge were shared in the classroom. Later, he showed us how to…

  • Columbia River: Recollections of a Lovely Fall Day

    Columbia River: Recollections of a Lovely Fall Day

    There was no argument- the warm days of Fall would soon be gone. That’s when a group of neighbors decided to pack up kayaks, and paddle equipment. Off we caravanned to the Port of St. Helens, Oregon. No one was disappointed. The day was perfect for a paddle around Sand Island. Three kayaks were ready to launch and go.   The fourth was a vintage Klepper that needed some assembly…

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