Reading the Land

March 21, 2019

When: Tuesday, August 27, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Circle Creek Conservation Center, Seaside
Led by: Tom Horning

Eventbrite - READING THE LAND

How is habitat influenced by geology? Take a walk with geologist Tom Horning and find out.

Tom will show you how to interpret landforms by pointing out the actively eroding landscapes (hills) and the actively sedimenting landscapes (valley bottoms) found at Circle Creek. The walk will begin at the barn, lead into the memorial Sitka spruce grove, and wind onto the Legacy Loop footpath; time permitting, the group may also walk north into the woods to visit the channel of Circle Creek.

TOM HORNING grew up in Seaside and earned his master’s degree in geology at Oregon State University. He returned to Seaside in 1994 and opened Horning Geosciences, a geological consulting service. Tom joined the board of NCLC in 1996 and has been actively involved with the land trust ever since.

Walk info: We will be strolling mostly on trails, though we may wander onto uneven ground in places. No toilets on site. No dogs allowed on site.

What to bring: Water and snacks. Wear waterproof boots or sturdy walking shoes and dress for the day’s weather.

This program is free, but registration is required.

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