Tuesday, February 14th
Willow Creek Natural Area
Join WREN this Valentine's Day for an exploration of Willow Creek Natural Area! Managed by the Nature Conservancy, Willow Creek 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, which relies on the remnant upland prairie's lupine plants--the primary food source for the butterfly larvae. This walk will be guided by Nature Conservancy employee Matt Benotsch, who will offer insight into the restoration and management of this key habitat.
Directions to Willow Creek Natural Area: Follow 18th Street west of Bertelsen. Please park in pull-outs on the north side of the street. Look for WREN staff.
WREN Wanders are casual walks through various West Eugene Wetlands sites the second Tuesday of every month. These exciting opportunities are FREE to the public and provide observation, education and inspiration in our surrounding natural spaces. Participants should bring water and wear sturdy shoes. WREN will provide binoculars.
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