Thursday, May 31, 2018

Classroom Explorations!

Students from Ms.Bosch's kindergarten class learned about beavers, the importance of flowers and other wetland plants, and learned a Native American legend this last Tuesday!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Family Exploration Day

Family Exploration Day
Location: Golden Gardens Park
It's that time of year again! Come discover the West Eugene Wetlands with your family in a day of unstructured, independent exploration! We provide the backpacks, binoculars, field guides, bug nets, hand magnifiers, and critter boxes. You bring your curiosity and sense of adventure! Drop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to check out your backpack and pick up a scavenger hunt. WREN staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions. This event is FREE and families are encouraged to attend!

Participants should park at the corner of Golden Gardens Street and Jessen Drive. (From Barger turn north onto Golden Gardens.) Look for the WREN tent to check out your pack.

If you can't make it this weekend, don't worry! Our next Family Exploration Day will be held Saturday, July 7th at Wild Iris Ridge, Bailey Hill Road.

Monday, May 14, 2018


We are pleased to welcome our new Americorps volunteer, Brandon Self!

Brandon recently earned his B.S. in Environmental Science with a minor in aquatic biology from Oregon State University. He has a true passion for the natural world and finds enjoyment in conserving and restoring habitats and wildlife populations. Brandon loves spending time outdoors, and many of his hobbies are centered around outdoor recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, snowboarding, and outdoor photography. He is very excited to join the WREN crew and is ready to start making a true difference in wetland ecosystems and create a better community for us and the environment.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wetland Wander at Dragonfly Bend!

Thank you all for coming to Tuesday's Wetland Wander at Dragonfly Bend!

The group spots a Savannah Sparrow

Rosy Plectritis, or Sea Blush is a nectar plant for the endangered Fender's blue butterfly!