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Anchored to eternity: Taking a close look at forever

Posted on August 28, 2015

Our guest blogger this month is stewardship intern Sam Chapman; photos by fellow intern Jason Spear. My top five North Coast Land Conservancy properties are easy to list. Necanicum Forest, for being relatively pristine, wet, and shady. Bradley Bog on

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A day chasing coastal butterflies

Posted on July 22, 2015

It’s summertime, and summertime means butterflies. I set out on the first day of July to see how many species I could find by targeting specific habitats. I began my day at Stanley Marsh, where I was greeted by a

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Great blue herons: The next generation

Posted on June 30, 2015

Photographer Neal Maine has a great fondness for great blue herons, among the commonest of birds in these parts. In other places you might see them hunting in fields and meadows, but here you’re most likely to see them in an estuary.

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Stopping by for a bite

Posted on June 3, 2015

Shorebirds, including these black-bellied plovers and dunlins, all forage along the shore, but differences in the length and shape of their bills mean they aren’t all competing for the same kinds of food at the very same places. High levels

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Beavers, and beaver believers, transform Stanley Marsh

Posted on May 6, 2015

The waterway formerly known as Ditch Creek, trickling into Stanley Marsh on the east side of Seaside, is undergoing an incredible transformation—or perhaps incredible is the wrong word. In fact, it is exactly what you would expect to see after

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