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Oregon Wildlife Spotlight: Green Herons

Posted on November 1, 2022

A green heron hanging out at Neacoxie Creek in Seaside. Photos by Neal Maine   We recently bid farewell to another migratory bird species, as the green herons have recently withdrawn from the northern Oregon Coast for the winter. Green

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Being a Site Steward: My 10th Summer on Wahanna Marsh

Posted on September 12, 2022

Contributed by Volunteer Site Steward Jeff Roehm   Wahanna Marsh after 30 years of conservation.    A little more than a year ago, Stewardship Director Melissa Reich reminded me that I’d soon be starting my 10th summer as a volunteer

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Wildlife Spotlight: The Osprey

Posted on August 31, 2022

This year’s only young osprey at the Reed Ranch nest site.    In early August, nature photographer, biologist and naturalist Neal Maine had a chance to check up on the family of ospreys who reside parttime at North Coast Land

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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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