Born & Raised

Nick Wegener. Out to find those fish.

Biological Term of the Week:

Flammulated: Of a reddish color. 

I’m applying this to ornithology(e.g. Flammulated Owl)

There’s no way you could enjoy watching this as much as we did making it. In fact you may not enjoy watching it at all.

Apparently this is the flag of Portland. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it outside of a Wikipedia page. Now I can add Portlandia to the list. Pretty cool though. I think the city should start putting it out there more. Maybe make some that go on light posts.
Great Egret  by docentjoyce on Flickr.
Bird of the Week: Great Egret(Ardea alba)Gorgeous bird. Their bright white feathers pop on those grey February days amongst the dark greens, browns and blues of the wetlands I most commonly see them on along the Columbia River. These are usually identifiable by their yellow bills, blackish legs and often exhibit long feather plumes off their backs.

Great Egret by docentjoyce on Flickr.

Bird of the Week: Great Egret(Ardea alba)
Gorgeous bird. Their bright white feathers pop on those grey February days amongst the dark greens, browns and blues of the wetlands I most commonly see them on along the Columbia River. These are usually identifiable by their yellow bills, blackish legs and often exhibit long feather plumes off their backs.

Rough-skinned Newt(Taricha granulosa)
Seen on Raymond Ck, OR
Skunk Cabbage(Lysichiton americanum) 
Skunk Cabbage is starting to make an appearance along the Clatskanie River. This stretch of sunny warmish weather is a wonderful break. 

Biological Term of the Week:

Anadromous: a migration from the sea up rivers to spawn.

Salmon species of the west coast of North America spend a large portion of their life in the ocean and enter freshwater streams to spawn. 


Varied Thrush - Ixoreus naevius by jpmckenna on Flickr.
Bird of the Week: Varied Thrush(Ixoreus naevius)

Varied Thrush - Ixoreus naevius by jpmckenna on Flickr.

Bird of the Week: Varied Thrush(Ixoreus naevius)

I like this show, I don’t love it though. I think were it not called Portlandia and filmed here I wouldn’t watch it. To be honest my favorite part is the intro. Portland in the summer is hard to beat.

Dream of the 90’s.