Just Another Nature Enthusiast

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

  • Variations on a Theme | Canada Geese

    Variations on a Theme | Canada Geese

    Here I am again, at the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge to create a variation on a theme… from a post I wrote just a few days ago. The refuge was originally established to provide habitat for various populations of Canada Geese. Canada Geese arrived in throngs… one after another… wedges, skeins, and plumps. Meanwhile, on the ground, thousands of geese startled… as the new-arrivals sought out places to land.…

  • William L. Finley NWR | Gaggles, Wedges, and Plumps

    William L. Finley NWR | Gaggles, Wedges, and Plumps

    I’ve seen a lot of geese in my life -However- It seemed as if I saw more geese during my afternoon visit to this wildlife refuge than I’ve encountered over the course of my entire life. There were that many birds! When we first arrived, all I could see were Canada Geese;  flock after flock filled the broad skies. They arrived in throngs… one after another… wedges, skeins, and plumps.…

  • 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…

  • “The Edge of the Sea”

    “The Edge of the Sea”

      “The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place.  All through the long history of Earth it has been an area of unrest where waves have broken heavily against the land…”          Rachel Carson, The Edge of the Sea   And along the edge of the sea, in wondrous intertidal zones,  live a multitude of organisms… as our Oregon Master Naturalist class discovered when we investigated the Rocky…

  • “Perspective” Weekly Photo Challenge- 2nd Take

    “Perspective” Weekly Photo Challenge- 2nd Take

    Yaquina Head – Lighthouse Lens/ Lighthouse Standing 93 feet tall at the westernmost point of the basalt headland, the lighthouse has been a bright beacon of the night, guiding ships and their supplies along the west coast since the light was first lit on August 20, 1873. This week’s photo challenge is about perspective: post a photo which is not what it seems to be. Make sure you share what…

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