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Published on October 5, 2017 8:32AM

Friends of Netarts Bay is wrapping up the 2017 season with three final programs. From fossils to birds and long lost stories, Netarts will be a cozy place of discovery as fall starts to settle in. A number of these events are part of the Explore Nature series of hikes, walks, paddles and outdoor adventures. Explore Nature events are hosted by a consortium of volunteer community and non-profit organizations, and are meaningful nature-based experiences that highlight the unique beauty of Tillamook County and the work being done to preserve and conserve the area’s natural resources and natural resource-based economy.

Geology of Netarts Bay: Fossil Forensics 101.

On Saturday, Oct. 14, Oregon resident and avocational paleontologist, Guy DiTorrice (aka “Oregon Fossil Guy”), will give a multi-media presentation to provide an entertaining overview of the wide variety of 10-20 million-year-old fossils found in the gravel and cobble piles below sea cliffs and on sandy beaches along Oregon’s rugged coastline. Participants will then travel to Cape Lookout State Park to do some fossil investigations.

9 am- 1 pm, Netarts Bay area. Transportation to natural areas provided by WEBS. Please be prepared for dynamic coastal weather on the Oregon coast.

Fall Birding on the Bay. On Saturday, Oct. 21, Oregon coastal wildlife artist, professional photographer and biologist, Ram Papish, will lead this great fall tour. Search for loons, grebes, pelicans, cormorants and a variety of other seabirds along Netarts Bay. The event kicks off with a short presentation on local and migrating birds that seasonally visit the bay and is followed by a bus tour along the bay with stops to observe wildlife. The event is also part of the Explore Nature series of walks, hikes, paddles and outdoor adventures.

11 am - 2 pm. Transportation to natural areas provided by WEBS. Please be prepared for dynamic coastal weather on the Oregon coast. Binoculars are encouraged.

Stories from Netarts Past. On Saturday, Nov. 4, Explore the history of Netarts, an area steeped in history with many secrets to reveal. How did Whiskey Creek get its names? What was life like in Netarts 100 + years ago? Grab a warm drink and come listen to stories gleaned from the rich history of the Netarts Bay Area

10am to 12pm

Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS events are free and open to public. All events require registration and are held near Netarts, Oregon. Additional information is provided once spots are secured. To register, follow the links to the events on the Friends of Netarts Bay home page www.netartsbaytoday.org.

FMI email smith_chrissy22@yahoo.com or call 541-231-8041

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