Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon

Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument by Larry Eifert

Commissioned by the Crater Lake Institute in 2008, this dramatic painting shows the actual Painted Hills Overlook shortly after a rain has enhanced the hills of John Day Fossil Beds.

Location: overlook area at Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds NM.

  1. Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus
  2. Least Chipmunk Eutamius minimus
  3. Belding’s Ground Squirrel Spermophilus beldingi
  4. Coyote Canis latrans
  5. Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus
  6. Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis
  7. Sagebrush Lizard Sceloporus graciosus
  8. Striped Whipsnake Masticophus teaniatus
  9. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  10. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  11. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  12. California Quail Callipepia californica
  13. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  14. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  15. Long-eared Owl Asio otus
  16. Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
  17. Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
  18. Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
  19. Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
  20. American Magpie Pica hudsonia
  21. Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus
  22. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  23. Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
  24. Lazuli Bunting Passerina cyanea
  25. Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
  26. Melissa Blue butterfly Plebejus melissa
  27. Bluebunch Wheatgrass Apropyron spicatum
  28. Giant Wildrye Elymus cinereus
  29. Western Juniper Juniperus occidentalis
  30. Big Sagebrush Artemisia tridentata
  31. Purple Sage Salvia dorrii
  32. Linear-leafed Daisy Erigeron linearis
  33. Mariposa Lily Calochortus macrocarpus
  34. Yarrow Achillea millefolium
  35. Indian Paintbrush Castilleja chromosa
  36. Cushion Phlox Phlox hoodii
  37. Golden Bee Plant Cleome platycarpa
  38. Prairie Clover Petalostemon sp.
  39. John Day Chaenactis Chaenactis nevii
  40. Arrowleaf Balsamroot Balsamorhiza sagittata
  41. Globe-mallow Sphaeralcea munroana
  42. Sunflower Helianthus annuus
  43. Prickly-pear Cactus Opuntia polyacantha
  44. Simpson’s Ball Cactus Pediocactus simpsonii

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