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Creature Feature: Sea Lemon

Sea Lemons (Peltodoris nobilis) are a type of nudibranch, or sea slug. They breathe through the rosette of gills sticking up from their lower back.   In nature, bright colors often mean "I taste bad...don't eat...

Mindful Monday: Joy within the Struggle

“Rather than anchoring our hope beyond the struggle, always projecting ahead, perhaps locating joy within the struggle through our full presence can be our essential gesture at this moment in time. To feel the...

Top Trash Report April

Our awesome team of staff and volunteers picked up 1,631 pieces of trash in the month of April. Are you interested in being part of the solution? Sign up to be a Trash Tracker...

Creature Feature: Brush Rabbit

The brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani), or Duqht in the Wiyot language is a species of rabbit that can be found along the Pacific coast. It inhabits dense, brush cover and is rarely found far...

Mindful Monday: Future Writers

M I N D F U L ☼ M O N D A Y “The world desperately needs powerful storytellers to help us make sense of the unfathomable events taking place. Where are these future...

Creature Feature: Swainson’s Thrush

Known for being the only North American thrush species with an ascending song, Swainson's thrush is a shy bird, more often heard than seen. These birds generally live in closed-canopy forests (look for them...

Mindful Monday: Diary of a Young Naturalist

“When we began, our feet trod lightly
Bare upon the earth, we were weightless
 Travellers, allowing resurgence and
Regrowth, leaving enough.
Reverence. Forging through millennia, we kept on
Adding endless weight, a leadening
Heaviness, leaving deep and lasting
Indentations, sending shockwaves.
Eliminating. Cruelty,...

Creature Feature: Burrowing Owl

Burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) are a ground-dwelling owl species well known for excavating burrows for their nests. These burrows are usually 6-10' long, with a nest in a chamber at end. Burrowing owls collect mammal...

Mindful Monday: Crashing Waves

This week we’re sharing the first place junior winner of the Student Nature Writing Contest, held by the Audubon Society. Crashing Waves By Bony McKnight, Grade 5, Coastal Grove Charter The past two years have been really...

Free Cigarette Butt Receptacles

The NEC is offering free cigarette butt receptacles to anyone who asks! If you or someone you know smokes, consider stopping by the NEC office for a free butt receptacle. They are lined with...

Mindful Monday: Climate Awakening

For those of you who have joined our conversations at Thrive: Eco Grief and Anxiety Circle, you know how valuable and important it is to find community around the heavy emotions associated with climate...

Creature Feature: Pacific Gray Whale

Creature Feature: Pacific Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Hekwsa' in Yurok Gray whales are a type of baleen whale that can be found in the North Pacific Ocean, where there are two extant populations: one in the Eastern...

Mindful Monday: Mission Wolf Sanctuary

Happy Monday. This week I’m posting our Mindful Monday from Mission: Wolf Sanctuary in Westcliffe, Colorado, where wolves and wolf-dogs who were owned/raised by humans or used for films get to live out their...

Creature Feature: Dall’s Porpoise

Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dall), found only in the North Pacific, is the largest species of porpoise, reaching 7 - 8 feet in length. They are very active and incredibly fast - reaching swimming speeds...

Invasive Plant Removal at Prairie Creek | April 16

Join the Watershed Stewards Program for a day of ecosystem restoration!   Sign Up At: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CYW8Y56   Volunteers will be removing invasive Himalayan blackberry, a species that sucks up the water that native plants need to thrive. Please...

Creature Feature: Purple Sea Urchin

The Pacific Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) is an important member of local ecosystems, and is known as Wechew in the Yurok language. Purple urchins are found in rocky low intertidal and nearshore subtidal communities...

Mindful Monday: Down to Earth Deck

Are you looking for more ways to have meaningful conversations about climate change, earth-rootedness, and connecting to the natural world? Sometimes it feels like it is hard to know where to start with engaging...

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Mindful Monday: Quick Coherence

A quick coherence, or “quick co”, is a regulation technique described by HeartMath - an organization dedicated to supporting people as they learn to connect with their hearts. HeartMath focuses on using hard science...

Creature Feature: Harbor Porpoise

The harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), or kegor in Yurok, is one of the smallest species of cetacean. They tend to be quite shy animals, most often found in groups of two or three. True to...

North Coast Resident Energy Survey

Update May 2022: See the results summary here!   We want to hear from you! Our region is faced with some important and difficult decisions regarding our public energy future. We want to hear from you. This...

Creature Feature: Pacific Sand Lance

The Pacific Sand Lance (Ammodytes hexapterus) is a forage fish that is essential to the health of the greater ecosystem. During the day, sand lances feed on zooplankton in large schools and at night...

Mindful Monday: I Am From

M I N D F U L ☼ M O N D A Y Today we’re sharing a poem written by one of our regular Thrive: Eco Grief and Anxiety group members. A few months...