Mammals and More Nature Tour
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Guide: David Walp
Join the McKenzie River Trust and David Walp for a tour of the 190-acre Coyote Spencer Wetlands. The extensive, intact wetland habitats of the Coyote Spencer Wetlands are home to an impressive variety of plants and animals. We'll explore life along the edges of emergent and forested wetlands and visit signs of several different mammals present on this site. Bear, beaver, and elk all regularly use the property. Located just 5 miles southwest of Highway 126, upstream of Fern Ridge Reservoir, this protected property is a conservation gem in Eugene's backyard.
You will need to bring: waterproof hiking boots, water, and enough snacks to keep your energy up. Bring binoculars or a hand lens if you have access to them.
About your tour guide:
This exciting tour will be led by David Walp. Dave leads wildlife walks, talks, and demonstrations for McKenzie River Trust, Willamette Resources and Educational Network, and Nearby Nature. He is retired from full careers as a river guide, outdoor educator with the Northwest Outward Bound School and Lane County deputy sheriff.
We will send registrants a detailed email with what to bring, directions, and expected conditions one week prior to the tour.