The Yachats area is home to a rich variety of plant and animal life. Its natural history affords the study of marine, montane, and riparian ecological communities and their complex interactions. It is also a perfect place to catch the sunset over the ocean.
Nature’s beauty can be lost on some. There is something about the ocean though..
It's that storm watching time of year. And maybe I'm ready for it? Probably not.
A lovely day at.the beach at Ft. Stevens.
- Today marks the first day of the 33rd Annual Shorebird Festival in Charleston, OR. Shown here is a photograph from last year’s festival where participants were birding at Face Rock. Birdwatching, also referred to as birding, is a highly popular hobby in America. Birding is more than just observing birds in their natural habitat. In fact, the hobby can be quite complex. Observing wild birds isn’t as easy as it sounds. Birding requires studying the appearances and behaviors of all kinds of birds. Avid birders know the sound of each bird’s call, their seasonal plumage, and their preferred locations.
To record the birds they see, birders document their findings in different forms. Some use photography and videography while others stick to the traditional pen-and-pad sketch or painting. Many birders will travel to see specific birds and research the best ways to attract the birds they want to observe. (PC: Lila Bowen, USFWS Intern)
Happy Fri-yay! Captain Overkeel hopes all your starfish wishes come true ✨ #captainoverkeellc
Road trip to Astoria, Oregon! Astoria is Rich in history. An excellent book: Astoria: John Jacob Astor & Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire. A story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival, by Peter Stark.
My Flashback Friday is to a year ago. I was fortunate to spend 2 weeks on a road trip with my parents exploring Oregon. During this trip we faced wild fires which threatened our trip, rain, snow, and cold weather. Through all of these conditions, challenges, beautiful sights, excellent beer and fantastic food we made it happen and it was a trip to remember. I'm thankful for my parents for all they do to support, provided and mentor not only me, but my siblings, my brother in law and my nephew. You guys truly don't get enough credit for all you do. I love you guys.
To escape and sit quietly on the beach - that's my idea of paradise || Emilia Wickstead
It is always exciting to hear what local marine biology researchers are focused on off our coast. Here is what Oregon State University student, Liz Lee, had to say about her particular field of study: “Hi, I’m Liz, and I’m a fisheries genetics student at Hatfield Marine Science Center studying the genomic diversity of young Dungeness crab (megalopea stage), the most valuable single-species commercial fishery in Oregon. The aim of my research is to use genomic approaches to gain a better understand how ocean conditions influence larval dispersal and, ultimately, the genetic connectivity of this species along our coasts.” ————————————
Learn more at : oregonmarinereserves.com
This house is literally history.. Makes me think about the things that happened here good and bad.
Current Mood: when your hair looks like an airplant and there's nothing you can do about it. Lol I hope everyone has a great day and doesn't channel the mood of this face vase. 😊
#airplants #badhairday #facevase
Good morning from Captain Overkeel! Nothing beats a lovely morning on the Captain’s porch and a short stroll to 7 miles of sandy beaches. Come visit! 💜#CaptainOverkeelLc
Hug Point, Oregon Coast. Beauty upon beauty.