Archive for July 8th, 2012

08
Jul
12

Spider In Your Shoe? Whamo!

My Sis-in-Law stuck her left foot in her shoe and whamo! The spider was apparently worse for wear despite the bites. And, as often happens, my sister-in-law was certain it was a ‘brown recluse‘. She hasn’t traveled to the South lately. It is unlikely she has handled any transported materials that could have transported a ‘brown recluse spider’ into her farm house near Newberg, Oregon. Regardless of what kind of spider, the bites caused considerable swelling and pain. The bad juju was just starting to subside. SwittersB

VENOMOUS AMERICAN ARACHNIDS

The United States has five groups of spiders that can cause serious injury. The black widow and yellow sac spider are found throughout the country, although the latter’s range has yet to be mapped precisely. The hobo spider has expanded its range in the Pacific Northwest, while the brown recluse is found in the South and lower Midwest. Other recluses are found in the Southwest. Are there Brown Recluses in the PacNW? People seem convinced. (Legend: Purple, black widow; yellow, yellow sac; red, hobo spider; green, brown recluse; blue, other recluses). Spiders in General…pics

Map by Greg Foley

                                                                                   

08
Jul
12

Selenium, Trout & Two Heads Are Not Better Than One

Studies Wanting re Selenium and Trout (and other species)

Two Headed Trout Problems and Alleged Poor Research

08
Jul
12

Crane Prairie Reservoir: Passing Day & The Snag

Crane Prairie in the Morning

Crane Prairie at Noon

Crane Prairie at Dusk

Found these old photographs from the early 80’s. Apparently I had time to take plenty of photos, so the fishing must not have been working out for me. I remember lots of small bass and few of the large trout that the lake was noted for. Central Oregon residents felt compelled to ‘ruin’ trophy trout lakes by introducing bass or by using live bait that proliferated at alarming rates. Not sure who was more lame, the ODFW or the live bait slinging locals. Either way the lake, Crane Prairie Reservoir, took a hit as did Davis and Diamond lakes. It may be making a come back thirty years later.

08
Jul
12

The Light at the End of the Tunnel & Fetch

The oft heard ‘light at the end of the tunnel’. Oregon Coast (TMuncy)

FETCH

What can seem like the normal, the taken for granted spots…the beach, the mountains. Out of town company from the mid-West arrives. What to do. Take them to Mt. Hood’s Timberline Lodge, drive up the Columbia River Gorge, hit some Saturday Street Market, and head on down to the Oregon Coast. I really don’t take it for granted and it always has the desired results on the out of town company. Photos by TMuncy, my son. He has a nice eye for composition.




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