People+Plants+Wildlife

Wildlife takes centerstage at Thompson Creek and Stanley Marsh

Posted on January 28, 2021

Nestled at the foot of a hillside housing development on the east side of Seaside, the Thompson Creek and Stanley Marsh Habitat Reserve has been part of North Coast Land Conservancy’s family of properties for about 15 years. Over that

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Listening to What Nature has to Say

Posted on December 23, 2020

In Tommy Larson’s opinion, “When we go out in nature, we’re going into the real world.” The naturalist photographer, who moved to the area in 2012 and goes by G.T. Larson professionally, takes as many opportunities as he can to

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The Us Tree

Posted on November 21, 2020

Back in early May of this year, at the height of our quarantine from nearly everything, I sat at my computer and wrote a small essay about some trees that had entered my life over the past few years. When

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A Connection to the Ancient Past at Butterfield Fen

Posted on November 2, 2020

A visit to the Gearhart Fen is “just like walking into a museum,” ecologist and botanist Kathleen Sayce says. She would know. Kathleen has spent many hours documenting the plant life in the fen, much of which is conserved as

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Life in the gutter

Posted on September 10, 2020

What some might perceive as a homeowner’s maintenance nightmare, others—such as biologist, photographer, and NCLC co-founder Neal Maine—see as the opportunism of wild nature, asserting itself. The change of seasons has inspired Neal to dig out some of his favorite

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