Rare Plants and My Favorite Model


The Rare Plant Research Nursery held their annual open house in mid-May south of Oregon City.

We decided to take advantage of a warm sunny weekend day and explore the grounds.

I was amazed at the amount of cacti and other succulents growing in the area. It almost felt like southern Utah.

Another hidden gem in the Portland area.

Sometimes nature is the best artist

Sometimes nature is the best artist

My Favorite Model and a classic Jimmy

My Favorite Model and a classic Jimmy

Honeybee

Syrphid Fly (a Honeybee mimic, it fooled me until Matthew of the Xerces Society kindly identified it)

Plover (see eggs to her left)

Plover (see eggs to her left)

Water Lilies

Water Lilies

My Favorite Model

My Favorite Model

Iris

Iris

Conservatory

Conservatory

Cactus growing in the rocks by the Conservatory

Cactus growing in the rocks by the Conservatory

Odd flower

Nature’s geometry

Iris

Iris

 

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