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Conservancy plans moth safari, bird walk, more

Bird expert Mike Patterson leads a birdwatching walk at mill ponds in Seaside. (Courtesy North Coast Land Conservancy)
Thursday, August 1, 2019

A moth safari, a botanical drawing workshop, and other free walks and workshops are scheduled in August at Circle Creek Conservation Center, a nature preserve open to the public at the south end of Seaside.

Registration is open now.

North Coast Land Conservancy acquired Circle Creek 15 years ago.

Naturalist Mike Patterson will lead an early morning birding walk through a variety of habitats along Circle Creek from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2. Patterson will lead the moth safari from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.

Artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh will lead a botanical drawing workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, with a focus on drawing non-native invasive species.

Geologist Tom Horning will explore how habitat is influenced by geology on a walk through the floodplain and forest from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27.

For more information or to register, visit the conservancy’s website at

Circle Creek Conservation Center is on Rippet Road at the south end of Seaside. From US 101, turn west onto Rippet Road and follow it to the two barns at the end of the road.

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