Conifer diversity is great in our region, and I'll bet many of you have stopped along the highway to gather foot-long sugar pine cones.
The light was fading fast on a winter-shortened day, and the frost that never quite melted was already repairing its losses.
In January, it was time to drag out the ladder and prune the apple trees. It may have been cold, but the chore has its rewards.
Snow is beautiful, if you don't have to drive. Snow is beautiful, if you are inside a warm, cozy house looking out.
A Douglas fir grows in my yard. It's one I planted soon after moving to the property years ago. Now it's more than 30 feet tall and doing quite well.
I like birds. This is no surprise to anyone who knows me. There are limits, however.
First, you have to understand that I am a biologist. Biologists see the world through a slightly different lens.
The forest is alive with song for a few more weeks, and the diversity of song can be overwhelming, just ask my students. I ask them to learn more than 50 species by call.
When jazz artist Thomas Mackay was called on by the Medford Jazz Festival to put together an...
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