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