Vernal Pools!

O'Hara Catholic School 2nd graders discovered many wonders in the West Eugene Wetlands' vernal pools, this week, including this salamander eft as well as Pacific Chorus frog tadpoles, Mayfly nymphs, and Caddisfly larvae. Many of the creatures that make their homes in the vernal pools can only live in the highest quality water. This kind of diversity is an excellent sign! There is still time to...

City Nature Challenge Bioblitz

City Nature Challenge Bioblitz April, 26th, 201911:30-12:30 p.m. Stewart Pond; 3853-4099 Stewart Rd, Eugene, OR 97402 Join WREN and the BLM in a communal, citizen science effort to record as many species as possible in Eugene over the weekend. We will be using the iNaturalist phone app to photograph and collect data on the local flora and fauna at Stewart Pond. Every observation will...

WREN’s Water Why

At WREN, we are committed to educating the community about the important role that wetlands play in keeping our waters clean. Wetland plants not only filter out excess nutrients and pollutants from storm water runoff, but the soils successfully trap heavy metals, preventing them from entering other waterways.  This March, share what water means to you -- #MyWaterWhy.

February Wetland Wander

Wetland WanderTuesday, February 12th9-11 a.m. Join WREN and BLM staff for a 3-4 mile hike at See Sil site. See Sil is comprised of white and black oak Savanna, upland, and wet prairie ecosystems. We will talk about some of the recent projects, such as the prescribed burn, look for signs of the acorn woodpecker colony that inhabits the site, and explore other seasonal changes. Conditions are wet,...

Camas Flower

As spring is in the air and the flowers have started to blossom you may have noticed pretty purple flowers started to sprout. These flowers are called Camas. Camas is a North American plant whose greatest diversity lies in Oregon, which is home to over 65 percent of the named species! Camas plants generally produce flowers between April and June and in Oregon the two most common Camas...