People+Plants+Wildlife

Rainforest Reserve Offers Opportunity for Petaltail Research

Posted on July 29, 2022

A black petaltail dragonfly in the Rainforest Reserve. Photo by Terri Neal   Dr. Christopher Beatty, an evolutionary ecologist, has been studying petaltail (Petaluridae)—a rare family of dragonflies—for  more than a decade. It started when he was a master’s student

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Community Scientists Document 442 Species for 2022 BioBlitz

Posted on July 20, 2022

Kindness Hyde, one of our Tidepool Ambassador Program (TAP) leads, shares about tidal pool zones during our July 16 outing.   The 2022 Land-to-Sea Community Science BioBlitz! at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve wrapped up July 17, with 442 species identified

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Barn Picnic Brings Supporters to Circle Creek

Posted on June 30, 2022

North Coast Land Conservancy welcomed supporters to Circle Creek for the annual Barn Picnic.   After a two-year hiatus, the annual Barn Picnic made its return for 2022 on June 22. North Coast Land Conservancy staff enjoyed gathering with board

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The Stewards of Butte Creek, Past and Present

Posted on May 27, 2022

  It started with a spectacular Sitka spruce. Because it possessed both male and female cones, Sue Gabriel referred to it affectionately as HeShe Bigtree. Wanting to protect HeShe, Sue purchased the 32-acre forested parcel where the tree lived near

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Native Plant Spotlight: Oregon Stonecrop

Posted on April 29, 2022

Oregon stonecrop grows out of rocks in the Rainforest Reserve.    There is no shortage of beautiful and interesting plants on the Oregon Coast—it would be difficult for anyone to choose a favorite! That being said, several of our team members

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