On Thursday, June 13th, the Friends of the Seaside Library welcome award-winning biology instructor and naturalist, Neal Maine.
Neal will speak on estuaries and how they gather nutrients from land and sea, forming an ecosystem that contains more life per square inch than the richest Midwest farmland.
Maine will detail how Oregon’s major estuaries are ecologically essential for fish and wildlife which includes salmon, herring, flounder, crab, oysters, clams, wading birds, ducks, and otters, providing habitat for reproduction, rearing, resting and foraging.
After a thirty-year career as a teacher at Seaside High School, Neal Maine has pursued his passion for nature photography through Pacific Light Images. “Dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests.”
"Ode to the Tides" is presented by the Necanicum Watershed Council in partnership with the Seaside Public Library.
The event will take place in the Community Room at 6:00 p.m.