Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Date: Saturday, August 11th
Time: 10:00-12:00 p.m.

Join Cary Kerst, co-author of Dragonflies & Damselflies of the Willamette Valley for a close-up look at these engineering marvels of the order, Odonata. Learn about dragonfly behavior and biology and get up-close and personal with these 300 million year-old creatures. 

Location: Meet at the corner of 5th and Wallis St. to explore Grimes and Sandpiper ponds.
Free Program! 

Pre-registration is required and opens Friday, July 27th. Space limited to 15 participants. Contact WREN Program Coordinator, Laura Maloney at, or, (541) 338-7047 to register.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Family Exploration Day!

Join us this Saturday, August 4th from 10-2 Meadowlark Prairie for Family Exploration Day!

Check-out nature exploration backpacks, binoculars, butterfly and pond nets and more. Embark on a self-guided adventure for the whole family! WREN staff will provide guidance for independent exploration. Parking off of Greenhill Road. Free program!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Butterfly Walk!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Great Copper Butterfly Walk this past Sunday! With the the expert guidance of David Hagen from NABA, participants learned about butterfly habitats, classification, and how to properly catch and release these delicate insects. During our time in the field, we caught a Hairstreak, Eastern tailed-blues, Whites, Orange Sulphurs, and Common Wood Nymphs. 

Register now for WREN's Dragonfly and Damselfly program on August 11th with Odonate Expert, Cary Kerst!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Butterfly Search

Join WREN and the North American Butterfly Association for a butterfly adventure!

Great Copper Butterfly Walk
Date: Sunday, July 22nd
Time: 10:00-12:00 p.m.
Location: Meadowlark Prairie; Greenhill Road parking lot.
Free Program!

Join David Hagen, from the Eugene Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association, in search of the Great Copper butterfly. This butterfly was once thought to be extinct from Western Oregon, but has been recently rediscovered in our very own West Eugene Wetlands. Catch, ID, and release other lepidoptera, learn about nectar plants, and more! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Common Wood-Nymph Coupling

Common Wood-Nymph's coupling in the West Eugene Wetlands. They can remain coupled for an hour or more. After, the female will lay her eggs one at a time on various grasses throughout the wetland.