Karner Blue – A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin
“ Instead of hearing, ‘ I don’t have that butterfly on
my property,’ I hear, ‘ How can I get some of that wild
lupine seed?’ ‘ You should see the lupine patch
I have going!’ or ‘...
animals;aves; Birds; Birds; Deschutes National Forests; Oregon
Lewis' woodpecker is found primarily in the west, and rarely on the coast. It eats insects, mostly caught in the air, fruits and nuts. Lewis' woodpecker also shells and stores acorns in the bark of trees.
animals; aves; Birds; Birds; Deshutes National Forests; Oregon;
The white-headed woodpecker is often hard to locate, it rarely drums or taps as other woodpeckers are known to do. It is a silent woodpecker that only vocalizes around its nest. Living primarily around ponderosa pine and fir trees at higher...
animals; aves; Birds; Birds; Deshutes National Forests; Oregon; Migratory birds
Red crossbills have specialized beaks that enable them to open pine cones and feed on the seeds. It inhabits coniferous forests and is a nomadic feeder as it moves across wide ranges throughout the United States.
First recorded on the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806), the Western tanager prefers open forested areas at low elevations. The male has a vivid colored red head, bright yellow body with striking black wings and tail.
Biologists feared that the Wyoming toad was extinct until 1987 when a fisherman discovered a population at Mortenson Lake on Swanson’s land. The discovery created excitement about a chance to save the species and its habitat, and it led Swanson...