Outdoors

Outdoors Magnolias blooming at Ruff Park in Springfield Magnolias blooming at Ruff Park in Springfield
Thousands of magnolia buds are bursting into bloom on hundreds of trees at Willamalane Park and Recreation District's Wallace M. Ruff Jr. Memorial Park in Springfield.
Outdoors Poachers target redwood tree roots Poachers target redwood tree roots
Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.
Outdoors Study: Wolf attacks leave cows with PTSD-like symptoms Study: Wolf attacks leave cows with PTSD-like symptoms(Photo Gallery)
Unlike cows that haven't ever had a run-in with wolves, ones that have witnessed wolf attacks can experience stress-related illnesses and have a harder time getting pregnant – meaning decreased profits for ranchers, according to a new study by Oregon State University.