Nature Notes by Dr Frank Lang


Dr. Frank Lang

Dr. Lang is the host of Nature Notes, a popular weekly radio series on Jefferson Public Radio (JPR). JPR is hosted from here in Southern Oregon, at Southern Oregon University.

Dr. Frank Lang was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. Growing up in the Puget Sound area, his love of biology was fueled by his Boy Scout Merit Badge counselor, the renowned naturalist and author Margaret McKenny.

He took his undergraduate degree in botany at Oregon State College (now Oregon State University) his M.S. from the University of Washington and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Lang is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Southern Oregon University (SOU) in Ashland, Oregon, where he taught for 30 years. After retiring from SOU, Dr. Lang worked in the Ashland Resource Area, Medford District, of the Bureau of Land Management, on an intensive study of the Cascade/Siskiyou National Monument.

Dr. Frank Lang is the father of two grown children and lives in Ashland, Oregon with his wife of 48 years, Suzanne, and their dog, Rupert.

Special Note

Frank Lang is a friend to the Crater Lake Institute and we have posted those articles of his which we feel have some relevance to the visitor of Crater Lake National Park. Take a few minutes and read through Dr. Lang’s wonderful articles. Thank you Frank!

  1. Dr Frank Lang obituary, May 14, 1937 – June 26, 2019
  2. Alkali Flies
  3. Bald Eagles
  4. Bull Trout
  5. Christmas Trees
  6. Crater Lake
  7. Cryptosporidiosis
  8. Cucurbits
  9. Dicamptodon
  10. Dippers
  11. Earthworms
  12. Fens
  13. Fishing
  14. Grapeferns
  15. Helliborine Orchid
  16. Habitat
  17. Hairy Woodpecker
  18. Hibernation
  19. Jays
  20. Klamath Midge
  21. Marshes
  22. More Yellowjackets
  23. Morels
  24. Mosquito Fern
  25. Mountain Beaver
  26. Myriapods
  27. Painted Ladies
  28. Pandora Moths
  29. Pikas
  30. Pronghorns
  31. Raccoons
  32. Robins
  33. Shaggy Manes
  34. Silver-Gray Squirrels
  35. Slugs
  36. Soils
  37. Songbirds
  38. Spotted Owl
  39. Spotted Skunk
  40. Subalpine Fir
  41. Ticks and Mites
  42. Water
  43. Watermelon Snow
  44. Water Bears
  45. Wizard Island Toads
  46. Wocas
  47. Woodrats
  48. Yellowjackets