A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
In case you have not noticed, it’s getting close to spider season in western Oregon. But according to what you can learn online, having spiders around is nothing to worry about.
By landing where it did, this butterfly called my attention to the subject of noxious weeds. For a “noxious weed” is what, 14 years ago, the Oregon Department of Agriculture declared this flowering bush to be.