Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sandpiper/Grimes ponds on June 19

I was out at Sandpiper and Grimes Ponds today and finally the dragonflies were flying. I saw the following Odonates flying.

Common Green Darner
California Darner
Common Whitetail
Eight-spotted Skimmer
Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Tule Bluet
Pacific Forktail

A few photos from today.

Common Whitetail

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

While watching for Dragonflies, a pair of Beaver came over to have a look at me.

Then, they decided to scare me away with some tail-slapping.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

2nd Annual Walkin' and Rollin' Through the Wetlands

Despite the rather cool, cloudy weather, turnout for the event was great again this year. Nearly 200 folks rode their bikes or walked the bike path between Beltline and Greenhill Rd. on Saturday, May 31. It was a great finale to another successful year of American Wetlands Month events in the West Eugene Wetlands! Thanks to our community partners and all who participated throughout the month!

Students from the U of O's Environmental Leadership Program taught visitors about wetland wildlife.
Paul Gordon, with the Lane County Beekeepers Association, brought his pug Shinju with him, who dressed for the occasion.

People of all ages enjoyed the ride.

Lane County Audubon Society's booth was in the perfect location for some great birding.

Meadowlark Prairie Overlook was the site for several organizations, including Weed Watchers, the Long Tom Watershed Council and the Cascades Raptor Center.