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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Autumn visit: Return to E.E. Wilson

Written October 26th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

If you’re looking for a little solitude close to home, the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area northwest of Albany is the place to go. And if you take your bike instead of driving, you don’t have to worry about the $10 parking permit the state wants you to buy before leaving your car at any of the areas […]


“Lethal take”? Translation please

Written March 31st, 2016 by Hasso Hering

In northeast Oregon’s Wallowa County on Thursday, state employees shot and killed four wolves to keep them from killing more livestock. That’s what happened, according to the news, but that’s not what officials and publicists called it.


Sunshine called for a ride

Written March 1st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

March 1 is still winter, supposedly, but it sure felt like spring in the Willamette Valley, and that called for the obligatory bike ride on the abandoned roads of the former Camp Adair. Well, almost abandoned roads.


E.E. Wilson in February

Written February 25th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Here’s a quick reminder concerning the E.E Wilson Wildlife Area northwest of Albany in northern Benton County. I take an old bike out there now and then for a change of scenery.


Face to face with an invader

Written July 5th, 2013 by

What are you supposed to do if you happen upon an invader? Kill it, probably. But it didn’t seem right in this case, and anyway I didn’t realize an invader was what I saw. Let me explain. A few days ago, riding my bike on the Cox Creek path near the Albany and Millersburg Talking […]


On a slow day, check out pheasants…

Written April 14th, 2013 by

When you have extra time on your hands in the mid-valley, you may want to visit the bird cages at the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area off Camp Adair Road in north Benton County. The Department of Fish and Wildlife has displayed pheasants and other game birds there for many years. (hh)


Springtime at E.E. Wilson

Written March 27th, 2013 by

A quick visit to the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area northwest of Albany on a pleasant spring day in March. The area’s paved and gravel roads without motor traffic make it an ideal place for an outing on your bike.


 
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