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Indian Pipe

Indian Pipe is a Parasitic Plant of Trees and Fungus

On a recent hike along Pamilia Creek, I came across this clump of Indian Pipe grow­ing under a dense stand of large Dou­glas fir.  It caught my eye, because even though it’s a herba­ceous plant, it looks more like a fun­gus. In fact, I always assumed Indian Pipe, like many fungi, lived off of the […]

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Devil's Club

Devil’s Club Decorates Old Growth Forests in Late Summer

Devil’s club or devil’s walk­ing stick is a large shrub native to the cool moist conifer forests.  It is found from  Alaska to west­ern Ore­gon and east­ward to west­ern Alberta and Mon­tana. This native shrub always catches my eye in the late sum­mer.  Those clus­ters of showy red berries remind me of Christ­mas. I’ve […]

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Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge is part of the San­tiam River water­shed, lying just below the con­flu­ence where the North and South San­tiam rivers join.  It encom­passes about 2,800 acres of flat to gen­tly rolling land near the con­flu­ence of the Willamette and San­tiam rivers south of Salem, Ore­gon. Ankeny Refuge was cre­ated to pro­vide vital […]

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