People+Plants+Wildlife

Winter Birding on the Coast Includes Annual Christmas Bird Count

Posted on January 4, 2022

Red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus). Photos by Mike Patterson   Every winter, citizen scientists across the nation bring out their observational skills and cameras to help survey birds for the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, a census of birds in

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Confirmed: It Was My Calling

Posted on January 4, 2022

By Lorraine Ortiz, Retiring Development Director of NCLC   I clearly remember the day in 2014 I had coffee in downtown Wheeler with my friend and non-profit development colleague Sarah. From our little two-person outside table, we had a perfect

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Seaside Gallery Owner Raises $50,000 for Conservation Through Nature Photography

Posted on December 14, 2021

Denise Fairweather and Neal Maine at Fairweather House & Gallery during Seaside’s First Saturday Art Walk in December (Photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall)   Art has the power to create transformation in numerous ways. At Fairweather House & Gallery, owner Denise

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A Heart for Art and Coastal Conservation

Posted on November 22, 2021

Eeva Lantela (center), owner of DragonFire Gallery in Cannon Beach, and her dedicated team (including her beloved dog Charlie).   Eeva Lantela loves to bring art, beauty and inspiration to the community through DragonFire Gallery. However, she is also a

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Fall Fungi Abound at the Rainforest Reserve

Posted on November 18, 2021

One of the best parts of fall on the Oregon Coast is the abundance and diversity of the fungi to be found in our hills and mountains. In late October, our staff made a visit to the Rainforest Reserve, which

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