New Wildlife Presentations at Cape Perpetua

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The Cape Perpetua Visitors Center is offering two great events related to rare, protected species on the Oregon coast. Both events will be held at the Visitors Center, which is 3 miles south Yachats, Oregon, off of Oregon Coast Highway 101.

See the videos in the righthand sidebar for additional information on these animals.

Return of the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly with Anne Walker

Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.

Anne Walker, US Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, will discuss the threatened Oregon silverspot butterfly, whose range is now limited to a handful of coastal meadows, and efforts being done by multiple agencies and partners to save the species.

The Art of Whale Watching with Luke Parsons

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Luke Parsons is the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Interpretive Ranger at the Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center. He will help visitors understand when, where and how to look for Oregon’s most common whale species. Cape Perpetua is a partner of Whale Watch Spoken Here, a program of Oregon State Parks that promotes whale watching at 24 designated locations along the Oregon coast (coming up this March 24 to 31, 2018).

These events are free and open to the public, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. For more information about passes or parking, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at (541) 547-3289.



Whale Watching Spoken Here

The Whale Watching Spoken Here program helps thousands of visitors to the Oregon coast enjoy the beauty of gray whales as they slowly migrate off shore. Three Oceanscape Network Youth Correspondents profile this program administered by the Oregon State Parks.

Saving the Silverspot

Youth volunteers from all over Oregon come to the aid of the tiniest of creatures, the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly. See how these stewards help recreate missing habitat so the insect has a better shot at survival.