People+Plants+Wildlife

Why Floodplains Matter

Posted on November 20, 2012

We just had quite a doozy of a storm blow through the north coast yesterday!  Heavy rains met high winds to wreak havoc all up and down the coast.  Astoria clocked winds of 98 mph! Whew.  As reported in the Seaside Signal,

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Patience Pays Off

Posted on November 9, 2012

Green herons (Butorides virescens)  aren’t the most widely seen bird on the north coast. They like to hang out in wetlands and and along the slow moving waterways that feed into them, where the subtle colors of their feathers blend in with

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Amphibian Adventure at Circle Creek

Posted on October 23, 2012

All the recent rain was most welcome in advance of our final On The Land program of the season.  “If we don’t get some good rains soon,” observed walk leader Mike Patterson a few weeks ago, “there aren’t going to

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A Day of Discovery: BioBlitz 2012

Posted on October 12, 2012

Dragonflies, spiders, beetles, worms and over 100 students from grade school to graduate school were just some of the creatures that showed up to count and be counted at the 2012 Clatsop Plains BioBlitz. The 107-acre Yeon Property, acquired by Lewis

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Fish Fight Update

Posted on September 26, 2012

Well, they say it’s always a good day when you learn something new, so today counts at least double for me, as I have an update on the odd pelican photo from our earlier post, and I’ve gotten a lesson

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