Category Archives: Ecology

Trowbridge’s shrew

Over the holiday I visited the western Cascades with old friends from Ashland. We stayed in a forest service cabin at the Fish Lake Remount Station – an historic waypoint on the Santiam Wagon Road. The wagon road was once … Continue reading

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Why not fire truck berries?

In the fall, many plants in western Oregon (and elsewhere) produce brightly-colored fruits. These attract fruit-eating animals, which eat the fruits and move their seeds to new locations, potentially better sites for¬†germination and survival. By and large, such fruits are … Continue reading

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