It’s neat to see how much life there still is in the forest in the deepest days of winter.  These shots from January show that the baby conifers don’t seem to mind at all.

Forest rising, January 2018

The Oregon Grape still has some fruit for the local wildlife.

Oregon grapes, still on the bush in January, 2018

The Gall Wasps appear nice and cozy.

Wasp gall in February, 2018

The Sword Ferns stand ready for battle.

And the diversity of life continues unabated!

Polyculture in the forest