Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Thank you to Abby Colehour (in red) from the Long Tom Watershed Council for leading a lovely Wetland Wander at Coyote Creek South!
This wet prairie restoration site is now home to streaked horn larks, a federally listed threatened species, and will hopefully provide critical habitat for endangered red-legged frogs too. Abby toured us around the site and described the construction and seeding involved in the project, and pointed out interesting plants with medicinal properties such as gumweed (yellow) and a species of epilobium (pink).
As we were leaving we chanced upon a European mantis (Mantis religiosa)! Seconds after this photograph was taken she decided to use her raptorial forelegs on the fingers holding her, but fortunately neither man nor mantis were harmed in the exchange.
Stay tuned for details about our upcoming Wetland Wander in September!
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
In the 2018/19 school year, WREN has reached 2,300 learners with NGSS supported curriculum!
Thank you all for learning with WREN!
We look forward to having you join us for our Family
Exploration Days Summer programming.
Saturday, July 13th
Saturday, August 10th
Saturday, September 10th
Friday, May 10, 2019
Welcome Annie, our new Americorps Intern!
Annie grew up in Cleveland, where she developed an interest in wildlife conservation and sharing her passion for the natural world with others while volunteering at the Cleveland Natural History Museum. She double majored in Biopsychology and Environmental Studies at Tufts University and gained more environmental education experience through summer internships. After graduating, Annie spent time teaching English in Brazil and led outdoor natural science programs on Nantucket. She came to Oregon last winter to work on an organic goat dairy and settled in Portland afterwards working with a local watershed council. In joining WREN, Annie is pursuing her goals of making the world a better place for all living things, connecting people to nature, and promoting environmental conservation; she believes everyone should have access to the psychological and physical benefits of healthy natural spaces. In her spare time, Annie enjoys hiking, reading mystery novels, and cooking elaborate meals with friends.