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 more

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. more

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 more

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 more

Why We Love Willows

Posted on April 7, 2015

Willow stakes planted in late January alongside Thompson Creek in Seaside were bursting with new catkins and green leaves by late March. A dozen or so volunteers took advantage of the moist soil and mild weather to plant willow wands more
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