Friends of Haystack Rock
Join us for: The Library Lecture Series Kick-Off
Conservation status, population trends, and natural history of the Tufted Puffin

Dr. Scott Pearson is a senior research scientist at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife where he supervises the west-side research team. Scott’s research is focused primarily on assessing wildlife population status and trends, diet, habitat use and quality, evaluating the effectiveness of conservation efforts, and identifying mechanisms responsible for population declines. He is currently studying several seabird and shorebird species, including the tufted puffin, marbled murrelet, rhinoceros auklet, and snowy plover.

We are very excited for Dr. Pearson's presentation and the rest of the Library Lecture Series. Scott's lecture is on November 13th at 7:00pm. Join us at the Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach, Oregon for some great upcoming talks.
November Creature Feature
Goose neck Barnacle ( Pollicipes p olymerus )
Goose neck barnacles are filter-feeding crustaceans that attach themselves to hard surfaces, like rocks, with a strong, rubbery stalk. They are found on rocky shores along the Pacific Coast, from Alaska south to Baja California.

They are omnivores and feed by extending their cirri, feather-like appendages, into the water and, with the attached sensory hairs, they collect microscopic organisms that are brought down into their body. When the tide goes out, protective shells close to protect the barnacle from drying out.

Their main predators are Glaucous-winged Gulls, Black Oystercatcher, and sea stars. Goose neck barnacles grow in tight bunches to protect from predation.

Look for them along the tide line on the rock the next time you visit Haystack Rock!
Thank You for a Great Year!
The Friends of Haystack Rock has had a great year and we hope you did too! Among other things, we continued to support Tufted Puffin research and monitoring, partnered with the Cannon Beach Library and other organizations to present our Library Lecture Series, presented our Great Puffin Watch in July, and support the Haystack Rock Awareness Program by funding additional environmental interpreters on the beach during low tides.

Congratulations to the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) on their 34th year! With staff and volunteer support, the HRAP team continued to educate school children and the public, host events, and facilitate stewardship of this precious ecosystem. We look forward to 2020 and continuing our relationship with loved programs and new opportunities!

All of this is possible because of the generous support and donations from private organizations, individuals, and our community - thank you all for continuing to support us and we look forward to what 2020 will bring!
The Holiday Season is Starting!

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday! December 3rd, 2019 is the National Day of Giving, a global day to celebrate generosity and giving.

If you choose to make a donation on #GivingTuesday, please consider making your donation to the Friends of Haystack Rock. Your donation will go towards protecting a remarkable place.
Holiday Gifts

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the Friends of Haystack Rock have lots of cool things in our online store. There's something there for everyone on your list AND you have the added benefit that your purchase goes to help fund education and conservation!

Get your purchase in early, so there's plenty of time before the holidays!
Upcoming Events
Library Lecture Series Coming Soon!
Friends of Haystack Rock
PO Box 1222
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Friends of Haystack Rock is a non-profit organization that promotes the preservation and protection of the intertidal life and birds that inhabit the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock.

We do this in cooperation with Haystack Rock Awareness Program and other partnerships.

Friends of Haystack Rock is guided by a volunteer board of directors and advisors consisting of committed community members.
Board Members
Angela Benton, Tiffany Boothe, Hannah Buschert, Keith Chandler, Craig Davidson,
Tia Degerstedt, Lisa Kerr, and John Underwood
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