The seven plays collected in the soon-to-be released anthology Irish Women Dramatists 1908 – 2001, edited by Eileen Kearney and Charlotte Headrick, delve into universal themes ranging from friendship in old age to childbirth out of wedlock.
A team of ornithologists, birders and citizen scientists is collecting data on Oregon birds through a project called Oregon 2020.
Of Spots and Stripes
To hear Katie Dugger tell it, you’d think catching a baby northern spotted owl for scientific banding was as easy as taking a Tootsie Roll from a toddler.
Back from Prehistory
The “butifull Buzzard of the Columbia ” was Captain William Clark’s descriptor in 1805 for the prehistoric vultures he observed riding thermals on 9-foot wings in the Columbia River Gorge. Yet just 100 years later, the giant condors were all but gone in Oregon. Now, ornithologist Susan Haig is helping to bring them back.
By Lee Anna Sherman A light wind froths across the headland, kicking up the churn below. Just off Yaquina Head, atop a sea stack named Colony Rock, more than 60,000 seabirds huddle in a wing-towing crush. Audible from shore is a raucous din, the collective cry of nesting females incubating eggs and raising chicks while […]
A Moveable Feast
When Dan Roby floated the idea of relocating 18,000 seabirds in 1999, there was a lot of eye-rolling among wildlife experts in Oregon. “No one believed it would work,” says Roby, an ornithologist at Oregon State University specializing in marine species.