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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.
Join WREN for our last Family Exploration Day of the year. Enjoy the turning of the seasons and the crispness of the air as you explore the wetlands as a family.
Discover the West Eugene Wetlands with your family in a day of unstructured, independent exploration!
We provide a backpack of binoculars, field guides, bug net, hand lens, and bug boxes, you bring your curiosity and sense of adventure! Drop by anytime between 10am-2pm to check out your pack. WREN staff will be on hand to answer your questions. You can complete the wetland scavenger hunt or just explore on your own, it's up to you!
Directions: The Family Exploration Day will take place at the West Eugene Wetlands Partnership office: 751 S. Danebo Ave. (We're the red house on the hill!)