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Wetland Wander at Meadowlark Prairie
Tuesday, January 9th
Join Dave Pete, WREN Program Coordinator, on a walk at Stewart Pond Disc Golf Course. Dave will bring the new interpretive panels that WREN created and tour the ecology of each hole on the course. Participants are welcome to bring discs as well as binoculars while we play and/or walk the course.
Directions: From West 11th Ave, turn north onto Bertelsen Road. Turn right onto Stewart Road, follow until end and park in gravel parking lot. 3853-4099 Stewart Rd, Eugene, OR 97402
Wetland Wanders are casual walks through the West Eugene Wetlands. Walks are free and open to the public. Bring water and appropriate layers, WREN will provide binoculars and extra discs.
Wetland Wander at Meadowlark Prairie Tuesday, December 12th 9:00am-11:00am Meadowlark Prairie Overlook Site
Join Diane Steek, City of Eugene Wetland Ecologist, for a wander along the Fern Ridge Path. This is a great time of year to see numerous bird species as the seasonal ponds are reforming and large flocks are passing through.
Participants are asked to meet at the Meadowlark Prairie Overlook located at 88525 Greenhill Road, south of the intersection with Royal Avenue. There is plenty of parking, but since it's right on the bike path, biking is a great option as well.
Wetland Wanders are casual walks through the West Eugene Wetlands. Walks are free and open to the public. Bring water and appropriate layers, WREN will provide binoculars.
Join WREN on Tuesday November 14th at 9:00 as we explore the Hansen/ See-Sil property with Sally Villegas-Moore. Sally is the BLM's West Eugene Wetlands Natural resource specialist and will guide our wander and will touch on land management through control burns as well as other interesting facts relating to the property . Wetland Wanders are casual walks through the West Eugene Wetlands. The walks are FREE and open to the public. We suggest to bring water and appropriate layers. WREN will provide binoculars for anyone interested. If you have any further questions don't hesitate to call or email!
Hansen/See-Sil: Directions: Take Royal Avenue West to the ODFW parking lot at Fern Ridge Reservior. If you have an ODFW permit you may park in the lot, otherwise, park along Royal Avenue. The site is on the north side of Royal, to the east of the house near the end of the road; look for the gate with BLM signage, and WREN staff.
*depending on rain, this walk can be a bit muddy, so bring boots as you see fit.
Join WREN and other members of the Youth In Nature Partnership for our 10th Annual Play in the Rain Day! Play in the Rain Day is a free community event for families of all ages to play outdoors, rain or shine, and connect with nature!
Activities Include: Tree Climbing, Archery, Camfire Cookery, Nature Exploration / Hikes, Nature Crafts, Backcountry Horse Demos, Hayrides, Scavenger Hunts, Smokey Bear, FREE Parking courtesy of Lane County Parks.
Willow Creek Natural Area, managed by the Nature Conservancy, spans over 500 acres of native wet and upland prairie. The land provides essential habitat for a number of threatened and endangered species, particularly the Fender's blue butterfly. Though it's too late in the season to see butterflies, there is still plenty of wild beauty to behold! Join mammal expert David Walp as we wander our way through Willow Creek and take in the turning of the seasons.
Directions: In West Eugene. Park and meet in the turnouts on W. 18th Ave, west of Bertelsen
WREN Wanders are casual walks through various West Eugene Wetlands sites each second Tuesday of every month. These exciting opportunities are FREE to the public and provide observation, education and inspiration in our surrounding natural spaces. WREN staff and volunteers will guide this walk. WREN will provide binoculars.