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How to See the Rainforest

Posted on March 26, 2016

It was standing room only at Seaside Public Library March 16 for naturalist and nature photographer Neal Maine’s Listening to the Land talk “How to See a Rainforest.” Here are a few images and words from that talk, along with

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Counting on sheep at Reed Ranch

Posted on February 25, 2016

Why are sheep grazing at Reed Ranch Habitat Reserve, North Coast Land Conservancy’s largest preserve in the coastal prairie? Better you should ask, where did all that invasive Scotch broom go? The short answer to both questions: Sometimes it takes unexpected partners—in

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Thinking below the sand

Posted on February 3, 2016

We walk on it. We drive on it. We dig clams on it. It looks like a desert, devoid of life. But like the desert, the beach is actually teeming with wild life—plants and animals, many of them microscopic. “This

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Eagles on the Edge

Posted on December 11, 2015

Once on the brink of survival, bald eagles are now thriving on the Oregon Coast–our own piece of the “Wild Edge,” as Gearhart photographer Neal Maine has been thinking of it. Eagles may be common on the coast, but you have to be

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In the Land of Moss

Posted on November 25, 2015

Between storms, Gearhart photographer Neal Maine has been focusing his camera lens on some of the smallest plants in the rainforest. He was inspired by the lyrical essays in biologist Robin Wall Kemmerer’s award-winning book Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of

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