Dunegrass Finds Breathing Room on the Backshore

Dunegrass, caught between the inhospitable sea on one side and a sea of beachgrass on the other, finds breathing room on the backshore. That’s the way it feels. A perennial grass, living in the space between, Leymus (Elymus) mollis, is the native dunegrass of coastal Pacific Northwest foredunes. Supplanted by beachgrass, Ammophila arenaria, L. mollis no longer…

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Beach Hoppers Rejoice Over Drift Macrophytes

A foggy morning with low visibility and muted colors and sounds. Under these conditions you’ll find more action down at your feet than off in the distance. On this morning the air was still and warm. Sunrise added little more than glare and from the foredune the atmosphere was as oppressive as the view was…

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Sign of the Season

It’s been a winter of big swells and crashing surf. The forecast says that’s not going to change any time soon. Still, from my perch in the cobbles, just above the swash, I see a sign of the season. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/seasons/

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