Month: June 2015

A Day in the Life…Part 26

The lead story is still the native rhododendron. The picture above is just steps away from the nature center back by the old guest cabin. Lots of flowers in full bloom, but still more to come. This appears to be a particularly good year…

Rhododendron Update

We promised an update, and here it is… The native Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum) is now in peak bloom. Bloom time will probably last for at least another week, depending on the weather.  The bursting flower bud, seen below, typically goes under appreciated but it…

A Day in the Life…Part 25

It’s true….life really is like a box of chocolates…you never known what you’re gone a get. This morning, this is the scene that greeted me right outside the nature center. The young deer seemed to be puzzling over what these odd grass eater were…

A Day in the Life…Part 24

It has been another busy week in and around the preserve. Time has been split at Wahkeena, Rock Mill, Camp Oty Okwa and points in between. Programs for OAGC’s Nature Study Camp and the Educator’s Week has kept all of the Wahkeena staff hopping….

A Day in the Life…Part 23

This edition will focus more on the animal inhabitants at Wahkeena. It is baby time for many of our residents. The baby Wood ducks pictured below were captured by visitor Alan Coovert of Hocking County. The young ducklings can be easily seen from the…