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All birds present and correct
All birds present and correct

While some people spend their December days scouring the base of the Christmas tree for signs of intriguing gifts, the Audubon Society of Lincoln City put their eyes to more productive use, by taking part in the Christmas Bird Count.

The...

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Haute dog
Haute dog

By Gretchen Ammerman


For the TODAY


We all swear we’ll never do it. Put our dogs in an ugly Christmas sweater, a Halloween costume like a hot dog bun, or simply buy special collars for every holiday.

For nature audiences only
For nature audiences only

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will head south this Saturday, Dec. 1, for a bird watching clinic at the Salishan Nature Trail, offering views of Siletz Bay and ocean beaches.

Siletz Bay is a winter resting grounds for thousands of waterfowl...

In maritime memory
In maritime memory
Newport holds a candle for Lighted Boat Parade founder
Plant yourself in botanical workshop
Plant yourself in botanical workshop

Registration is now open for a botanical drawing workshop led by natural science illustrator Dorota Haber-Lehigh in Manzanita on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Aimed at adult participants of all skill levels, the session will focus on drawing from nature...

Branch out, with wreath workshops
Branch out, with wreath workshops

December will offer three chances to craft a holiday wreath using materials gathered from the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, with workshops on offer in Lincoln City as well as at the refuge itself.

Volunteer-in-residence Lee Sliman will...

Pining for a fresh-cut tree?
Pining for a fresh-cut tree?

Fresh Christmas trees will be on sale at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Newport this holiday season as a fund-raiser for the Prime Cuts Ranchers 4-H Club, Surfriders 4-H Club and 4-H Market Auction Youth.

Fresh-cut trees will be available...

Get a little flight exercise
Get a little flight exercise

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will offer birders the chance to wet their beaks with an excursion along the Salmon River Estuary this Saturday, Nov. 10.

Whale expert ponders grazing Grays

There’s nothing so unusual about visitors to the Oregon Coast falling in love with the seafood and never wanting to leave. But when those visitors are the size of a school bus, it’s time to get a zoologist involved.

Lisa Hildebrand...

There’s so mulch to learn
There’s so mulch to learn

Registration is now open for the 2019 Lincoln County Master Gardener training, which allows participants to learn about the art and science of gardening and to share their newfound knowledge with others.

The course is designed for aspiring...

Dungeness dharma: Find enlightenment with a heavy catch on Nehalem Bay
Dungeness dharma: Find enlightenment with a heavy catch on Nehalem Bay

By Ann Powers


For the TODAY


According to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings on mindfulness, “You can see everything in the universe in one tangerine.”

Get Out!

Are you tide up this Friday?

The highest tides of the year are on their way, and details of how to document these marine milestones will be on offer at a King Tide Preview...

Haute dog

By Gretchen Ammerman


For the TODAY

In maritime memory
Branch out, with wreath workshops
Pining for a fresh-cut tree?

Naturalist's Calendar

All birds present and correct

While some people spend their December days scouring the base of the Christmas tree for signs of intriguing gifts, the Audubon Society of Lincoln...

A tail of paradise

The Newport-based Yaquina Birders and Naturalists group will focus on birds both far-flung and local this month, hosting a talk on the wildlife of...

Garden the secret of a perfect wreath
For nature audiences only
Plant yourself in botanical workshop
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