People+Plants+Wildlife

The Other Heron

Posted on September 9, 2014

Like the great blue heron, the green heron is fairly common on the Oregon coast—at least in the breeding season. If you managed to spot one this spring or summer, chances are it’s currently on its way to Mexico or Central

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Little Treasures

Posted on August 5, 2014

By guest blogger Eric Owen Summer is a time of opportunity. The weather here on the coast is mild enough to get outside and enjoy often. It is an excellent time of year to volunteer for the North Coast Land

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A page from the North Coast’s baby (bird) album

Posted on June 30, 2014

Nature photographer Neal Maine was fortunate to spend much of late May and June of this year watching the progress of several bird nests of various species, scattered from the Columbia River to Hug Point, south of Cannon Beach: the

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Guest photographer: “I’ve found my new Wyoming”

Posted on June 4, 2014

“I have always wanted to drive the west coast from San Francisco to Canada,” wrote photographer Daniel Dietrich to the North Coast Land Conservancy community. “A few weeks ago I was able to finally do this trip. And I wasn’t

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China Creek II: A gift that keeps on giving

Posted on May 9, 2014

Strange, it doesn’t look like a beaver dam. But that dead alder tree, and the cavity nest in it, and the northern flickers that excavated that cavity and are now nesting in it, are all part of a system in

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