The Return of the Salmon

Posted on November 18, 2022

Salmon spotted Nov. 7 in Thompson Creek as they make their return to spawn this fall.    Fall means many things on the Oregon Coast. A significant one, in the natural world, is the return of salmon, who migrate from more

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 Photos by Neal Maine   We recently bid farewell to another migratory bird species, as the green herons have recently withdrawn from the northern Oregon Coast for the winter.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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more