Category: Oregon Coast

Lined Shore Crab

Lined Shore Crab

This little crab was spotted at the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area just north of Newport on the central Oregon coast. Mature these crabs measure about 2 in/5cm across. Download SD Wallpaper Location via Google Maps

Calypso Orchid

Calypso Orchid

The Calypso Orchid (calypso bulbosa) is a welcome sight. They are common and yet elusive at the same time. They may be found in a forest park, ditch, along a stream or river, or even in the shade of a… read more Calypso Orchid

Salmon Berry

Salmon Berry

A delicious berry found along many streams and moist forest areas. When out taking photographs, hiking, or picnicking with the family, they are a welcome site. They are great made into jam or jelly, and are found in yellow (pictured)… read more Salmon Berry

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Perhaps this is not nature, but the surrounding area is. Built in 1893, this 56ft/17 m tower sits 205 ft/65 m above sea level. Its light, which is now an automated beacon, is the most powerful on the Oregon Coast… read more Heceta Head Lighthouse

Seagull

Seagull

One of many near the Oregon Coast, this one was at the parking area at Boiler Bay. Download HD Wallpaper

Darlingtonia

Darlingtonia (Carnivorous Plant)

Sometimes called a “pitcher plant”, Darlingtonia Calofirnica are a carnivorous plant that digest insects in the bottom of a large tube. From the sign at the “Darlingtonia State Natural Site” five miles/8 km North of Florence on Hwy-101 on the… read more Darlingtonia (Carnivorous Plant)