Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Columbia River, Oregon, USA (Fluss Columbia, Oregon, USA) (Columbia-folyó, Oregon, USA) 06.2017.

I visited the Columbia River Gorge on a short trip from Portland. At the Boneville Dam, fish ladders with observation windows give a glimpse into the local fish fauna. Most notably, Pacific Lampreys can be spotted while the migrate. The local fish hatchery also displays gigantic White Sturgeons. Location: Boneville, OR. Date: 27.06.2017.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Marquam Park, OR, USA (Marquam Park, Oregon, USA) (Marquam Park, Oregon, USA) 06.2017.

I visited the Marquam Nature Park in the city of Portland, Oregon. This is the easternmost part of the Central Pacific Northwest coastal forests ecoregion, that stretches into the city. Location: Portland, Oregon. Date: 24.06.2017.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ape Cave, WA, USA (Ape Cave, Bundesstaat Washington, USA) (Ape Cave, Washington állam, USA) 06.2017.

In June I drove up to Mount St. Helens from Portland, Oregon mainly to visit the Ape Cave. The cave is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and with its 4023 m length, it is the longest continuous lava tube in the continental United States. The Ape Cave is sustains a population of the endangered Mt. St. Helens grylloblattid or ice crawler, a member of the rarest insect order on the planet. Location: Ape Cave. Date: 22.06.2017.