Report Details

We saw thousands and thousands of migrating dragonflies heading south. It was unbelievable and amazing! They were spread so thin that no one else seemed to even notice them but they went on for miles. We were out there for two hours and they never ended. Gorgeous day on the coast!!

Conditions

Temperature: 70 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 100. Number of dogs: 10. Walking or running: 100. Playing in surf: 15.

Notable Wildlife

Thousands of migrating dragonflies; pelicans, sand pipers, turkey vultures

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. lots of crab shells

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.

Man-made Modifications

Beachgrass planting or removal.

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Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

May 25, 2024

Beautiful 'low-tide' walk of my mile today.

237watcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

May 2, 2024

Beautiful day.

237 coastwatcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

March 12, 2024

The most important factor for me personally with the changes I've observed in this section of my mile is how impactful the shoreline armoring has been on the beach to the south.

Barry Howarth

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

January 16, 2024

The most heartbreaking part of my mile report today is that I couldn't even walk my entire mile due to shifting sand and the subsequent tide (even though I did this at low tide,) preventing a safe northward walk. I have been walking on this stretch of beach since the early seventies and never-- even five or ten years ago, would you not had adequate distance to walk the beach from the surf to the foredune. I provided on pic looking north on my mile from the top of a revetment that was installed a few years ago, that's the only way I could get a glimpse of it safely.

Barry Howarth

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

December 21, 2023

A beautiful day here at the Central Oregon Coast!

Barry Howarth

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

November 16, 2023

Beautiful day for the mile report walk.

237 Watcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

October 21, 2023

I learned that two shore structures (stairs built on top of rip-rap) were heavily damaged during a recent storm/tide condition earlier this month.

237 Watcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

September 7, 2023

A beautiful day at mile 237 again!

237 Watcher