Thursday, September 15, 2011

Karner Blue Butterfly Nature Photography



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One thing to be assured of here in Oregon is, never know what you are going to see here!

I noticed this blue butterfly fluttering around, then oh my I noticed a whole lot more! I paid attention for these photographs to just one.

The site of so much blue was quite pretty. Sure the wild Lupine flowers are blue, but these were flying!!

So, what is a person who is armed with their trusty camera to do? Take photographs of course!

Update at the bottom of the post.

 

Since 1992 the Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis, the Melissa blue for short), has been listed as a endangered species. Why? Because the larvae and/or caterpillars only feed on the wild lupine. I even read where they will not venture more then 600 feet from their hatching spot! The adults will feed on other things, but their offspring cant.

 

Here in Central Oregon we have a lot of wild lupine!! We even grow the wild and the subspecies in our garden here at home.

With the wild Lupine disappearing in many areas, sorry to say so is the Karner Blue Butterfly. I found absolutely no information on the web about how these species is doing here in Oregon. Though I had read where scientists are breeding them and releasing them into the wild to reestablish themselves.

In this spot where we found MANY of these (well many, we are talking 20+ Karner Blue Butterflies). The hatching spot must be close by and this is one of the times of the year that they hatch. having two hatching's a year.

 

It is safe to say, at least in our part of Oregon the Karner Blue Butterfly has started breeding in the wild just fine. Or lets just hope this is not a rare sighting and will be seeing more and more of these butterflies in years to come!!

I did find several videos on youtube and here is a link to one on youtube.

 

The hardest part to doing these posts are limiting the photographs posted. We may go back to this spot in the national grassland this weekend, who knows?

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(Update, this shot above is diferent then the rest for I noticed a duplicate so added this shot).

Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Butterflies and Moths of Oregon &emdash; Karner Blue Butterfly
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Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Butterflies and Moths of Oregon &emdash; Karner Blue Butterfly
Update;
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Western Sulphur Butterfly Nature Photos


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When I seen all the activity going on on a thistle flower, well I had to get the action with my camera!
Thistle is a great attraction to all sorts of nectar eating bugs, butterflies are no different!
Some of these photographs are very busy, it was a active place!

This species of butterfly is the Western Sulphur Butterfly. Several butterflies are in this post at different stages of activity of living.



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Along with bumble bees and some skipper butterflies.

The Western Sulphur Butterfly is quite common in our area of Central Oregon.

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I did find this youtube video that is pretty amazing !!
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August 30, 2011 at  1:31 PM

Siskiyou Chipmunk Wildlife Photography


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I like watching the squirrels and the chipmunks.

This pair of Siskiyou Chipmunks was seen on our National Grasslands and we really do not see to many there.  We have the Golden-Mantled Ground squirrel who looks similar, but does not have the stripes into the face.

These are very loud little things and if they were not so loud I may not have even seen them on this log! Here in Central Oregon we have a way of having MANY rodents who cause damage to the land, however these Siskiyou Chipmunks live in trees and the like.

There is a couple here, the one on the left is just chatting up a storm! The one on the right, well that one seams to be listening but soon leaves. The chatty one you can see it wondering why it is by itself.


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OHSRA Rodeo Gilliam County Condon Oregon Photos



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OHSRA stands for Oregon High School Rodeo Association.
We headed over to the rodeo a little late. We seen a little of the goat roping when I was looking for a place that I could get photographs.

I will put the photographs in the group of event. We did not know any of these young people who were part of the rodeo, so putting names with the athletes is hard to do, so I will list the names that were on the docket I have right here.
I had also uploaded these photographs to facebook, and a photo processing place so they can be obtained as 4 x 6 from them. Mind you this is not all the photographs, but I will say I was in a horrible spot for the bullriding event!
Lets start off with the bulldogging , or um steer wrestling.
Participants were;
Blake sofish
austin thompson
tyler opie
koty kamm
tj mccauley
nic nyman
aj mccauley
If they are photographed here, like I said I do not know these people. I did try to get photographs of everyone, but some just did not come out for one reason or another.

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Team Roping
dally sue smith/cain smith
tyler potter/austin thompson
jordan tye/blake sofich
riley sappington / wyatt bloom
tyler opie / aj mccauley
austin madsen / cain smith (draw)
stephanie miller / tj mccauley (draw)
chase robbins / lane potter
ryan opie/tj mccauley
tayler foley /aj mccauley (draw)


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Now for the barrel racing, WOW were there lots of girls racing that day!!

taylor foley
riley sappington
taylor harris
courtney hibbs
courtney hibbs
jessie ferguson
justine hendericks
taylor dockins
mattie watt
valerie james
madison wyant
hailey vanderhoof
kaci kamm
courtney underwood
jamie gibson
amanda litherland
blake greenup
shania schueller
rio kindsfather


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Bullriding
cody hudson
sid britt
cain smith
rosco jarboe


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The pole bending was the last event of the day.
jamie gibson
katy moulton
justine hendricks
valerie james
rio kindsfather
courtney underwood
amanda litherland
taylor dockins
taylor harris
shania schueller
taylor foley
madison wyant
bailey harrison
hailey vanderhoof
mattie watt
hannah mears


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This is a little bit of a different post, I will get back to my normal way of posting as soon as I get some sleep haha!

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