Oregon Coast This Week: Dragonflies, History and More Summer
Even aloof Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, a mile offshore from Seaside and Cannon Beach, is basking in the glow of warm coastal weather.
(Oregon Coast) – The news has been good this week on the Oregon coast – even a bit odd.
Lots of Dragonflies Swarmed the Coast Recently. All over the Oregon coast in recent weeks, there was a mammoth invasion of dragonflies, appearing periodically and then disappearing, but always creating a spectacular display. Reports came from Manzanita, Florence, Lincoln City, Seaside, Cannon Beach and even the Astoria area, causing tourists and locals alike to chatter about it.
Newport resident and naturalist Terry Morse kept track of the reports, taking note of where and when they appeared. One general estimate had them at around 28 to 36 dragonflies a minute. They don’t really know why these critters appear so suddenly on beaches, or where they come from. But it is a regular occurrence this time of year. More here...
Astoria Landmark to Celebrate 100 years. The Netel Grange will celebrate its 100th birthday this October, and it intends to do so in style - historic style. It happens October 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24,
Over the past century, the hall (near Astoria and various Lewis & Clark landmarks) has been the scene of countless community celebrations, dances, weddings, and theatrical performances.
In celebration of its centennial year, Grange Master Joseph Stevenson is writing and directing, "Mark Twain Out West," a musical revue that will open in October and run for two consecutive weekends. The production combines live music with stories, in this case tales Mark Twain wrote about his adventures in the Wild West of the 1860's, originally published in his book "Roughing It" in 1872, just a few years after Twain suddenly found himself a national audience with the story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." More here...
Second Summer Hitting Oregon Coast. Indeed, it’s back, and providing a major sigh of relief to folks on the coast and visitors too.
It is probably the biggest and best kept secret about the Oregon coast: September and October are the most pleasant times of the year, so much so it’s called the “Second Summer.”
This part of late summer and early fall means the coast is literally at its warmest, with more blue skies, less wind and more pleasant conditions than at any other time of the year. On top of it all, this clandestine season also boasts glittering bits of good news in the realms of whales, lodging prices, lesser crowds, traffic and much more.
Weather this week is fulfilling these little promises.Then there’s also the freaky stuff you may be able to see at night on the coast these days: the glowing sand phenomenon. More here...
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