Written September 21st, 2019 by Hasso Hering
It’s not clear why wild turkeys have gathered this summer in a sector of West Albany, but we can guess. Maybe they have figured out where it’s safe for them to settle in for the winter and spring.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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)
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.