Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Geo 730: March 25, Day 449: Goose Lake

Goose Lake proper is a few miles south of the downtown area of Lakeview; here, we're a few miles north of the town. (FlashEarth location, centered on photo location, but backed out to show Goose Lake) So this isn't really Goose Lake, but as you can see, there are quite a few geese. This is classic Basin and Range landscape, and nicely illustrates how, despite its general aridity, ponded basins create an enormously important resource for wildlife. Birds are just some of the most obvious- and transient, in many cases- examples. Word to the wise: the geese here are wild, but quite accustomed to humans, and very aggressive beggars. I believe this pond is somewhat warm as well, though to be honest, I'm not sure I've ever stuck my hand into it to be certain.

To conclude this sequence (August 19, 2011), I want to point out that though the recent photos near Klamath Falls and at Hunter's Hot Springs were the beginning of the day, I started this set on February 6, took a break for a few days to document a record-setting snowfall here in Corvallis, then resumed Feb. 10th. This region is as spectacular as any other in Oregon, but remote, very lightly inhabited, with few visitors, and as a result, not widely known or appreciated.

Photo unmodified. August 19, 2011. FlashEarth Location.

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