Free walks and workshops at Circle Creek

Courtesy photo. 

A month safari, 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 now open. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Circle Creek’s acquisition by North Coast Land Conservancy.

Naturalist Mike Patterson will lead an early morning birding walk through a variety of habitats along Circle Creek on Friday, August 2 from 8-10 a.m.  On Saturday, August 17, from 8-10 a.m., Patterson will share a glimpse of the variety of moths that inhabit the property. Artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh will lead a botanical drawing workshop on Friday, August 5 from 1-3:30 p.m. The focus of this low-stress art class will be on drawing non-native invasive species that can be found at Circle Creek and elsewhere in the region.

On Tuesday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., geologist Tom Horning will explore how habitat is influenced by geology on a walk through the floodplain and forest. Space is limited at some events. Register at

Circle Creek Conservation Center is at the end of Rippet Road at the south end of Seaside. It is open to the public daily, dawn to dusk, conditions permitting.


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