Yellow-pine Chipmunk, Central Oregon

Little Stripy Guys


WC is again taking heat from readers for being avian-centric. WC could point out that birds are what he does. WC could plead that birds are the only taxonomic area in which he is even marginally competent. But instead, here’s a sampler of mammals, specifically a set of rodents, that have wandered in front of…

The Other Crater Lake


WC is back from a week-long trip to the easterly side of the Oregon Cascades, where the scenery is very, very good but services do not include internet. This is the first of several posts from the trip. Crater Lake, in the Oregon Cascades, is justly famous. That remnant of Mt. Mazama is a near-perfect…