West Eugene Wetlands

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Leader: Joella Ewing
Hike: 4.6 miles (Easy)

A songbird symphony greeted us at Meadowlark Prairie parking lot, across from Greenhill Animal Humane Society. This wasn't particularly a birding trip, but the birders among us reported seeing red winged blackbirds, spotted towhees, tree swallows, meadowlarks, killdeer, greater yellow legs, common yellow throat warblers, marsh wrens, song sparrows, blue herons, Canada geese, turkey vultures and ducks: mallards, shovelers, green-winged teals and ring necks. Nola's biggest excitment was when the yellow legs came in squawking and flapping for a landing. The three kids along especially liked the many wooly bear caterpillars that we all attempted to sidestep. Biggest danger was remembering to stay to the right to avoid being hit by the many bikers sharing the paved path. The promised rain did not materialize and sunshine often broke through the overcast sky.

Members: Joella Ewing, Darko Sojak, Julie Dorland, Nola Nelson, May Fogg, Roberta Chord, Chyanne Estes, Trenton Estes, Autumn Estes, Brian Popowsky, Karen Fenton, Carl Hassman. Nonmembers: Carolyn Sojak, Cheryl Belleau, Claire Belleau, Bill Watson.

55°F—photo by Darko Sojak
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