Friday May 25, 2012
from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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Coyote Spencer Wetlands - on Crow Rd, 5mi SW of Eugene
Parking is limited at the site. We will carpool from the Lowes on West 11th. Meet under the tall fir trees in the Lowes parking lot at 9:30am. We will return to the carpool site by 12:30pm.
The extensive, intact wetland habitats of the Coyote Spencer Wetlands are home to an impressive variety of native plants. Photo at left by Tim Giraudier.
Join the McKenzie River Trust and Native Plant Society of Oregon for a tour of native flora on the Coyote Spencer Wetlands, a 161-acre property with exceptional native plant diversity. We'll explore late-blooming wildflowers in the emergent wetlands and wet prairie fields, and the understories of the extensive oak and ash forests. As time allows, we'll visit populations of several rare and sensitive plant that are present on this site, including Bradshaw's lomatium and Oregon peavine. Located just 5 miles southwest of Hwy 126, upstream of Fern Ridge Reservoir, this protected property is a conservation jewel in Eugene's backyard.
This tour is now full. Please contact Liz to be added to the wait list -- tour spots frequently do open up at the last minute. We will also be hosting another Coyote Spencer Wetlands plant tour the weekend of June 16, date and time TBD. Check back on our website for more details.