Evergreen Vernal Pools and Wildflowers **FULL – Waitlist Available**

This event is full, please contact Matt Benotsch for the waitlist, mbenotsch@greenbeltlandtrust.org

 

Join Greenbelt staff on an exploration of the vernal pools and wildflower bloom at our Evergreen property outside of Philomath. Protected in 2009, this 221 acres holds wetlands, remnant prairie, ash swales, and has seen extensive restoration including creation of vernal pools.

 

Vernal pools are shallow depressions in wetlands or on other slow to drain soils that fill up with water in the fall and winter and dry up completely in the summer. They are home to many plant and animal species, and important habitat for migrating birds looking for a snack along their journey.

 

Evergreen has an impressive display of wet prairie wildflowers in the spring, including lupine and popcorn flower, and we should be visiting right around peak bloom, which means butterflies and native pollinators are also expected.

 

We will be touring at a leisurely pace over a relatively small area, including some soggy and uneven terrain. Dress for the weather, and bring snacks and water. Rubber boots or a change of socks and shoes for the ride home are a great idea, we will probably be moving through some shallow water.

 

Group size is limited and masks are required, but may not need to be worn the whole time as we spread out on the property.

 

This event is FULL. To be placed on the Waitlist, please contact Outreach Manager Matt Benotsch, mbenotsch@greenbeltlandtrust.org

 

Kingston Prairie Wildflowers and Native Bees **FULL -Waitlist Available**

This event is full, please contact Matt Benotsch for the waitlist, mbenotsch@greenbeltlandtrust.org

What’s the buzz?  Join Greenbelt Land Trust and members of the Oregon Bee Atlas project at Kingston Prairie Preserve to see what’s blooming and flying at this 155 acre property protecting some of the best remaining native prairie in the Willamette Valley.

 

Shooting stars, Camas lilies, Oregon saxifrage, Checkermallows, Delphiniums, and more should all be in bloom in mid-May, making for a colorful display of wildflowers. Greenbelt staff will discuss the ecological importance of the site and the rare plant communities it supports.

 

All those wildflowers are visited and pollinated by some of the 630 species of native bees in Oregon. We’ll hear all about the Oregon Bee Atlas and it’s mission to inventory and understand Oregon’s native bees and their habitats and needs, and we’ll have a chance to look at some of them flying that day at Kingston Prairie.

 

We will be touring at a very leisurely pace over a relatively small area, including some possibly soggy and uneven terrain. Dress for the weather, and bring snacks and water.

 

Group size is limited and masks are required, but may not need to be worn the whole time as we spread out on the property.

 

This event is FULL, to be placed on the waitlist please contact Outreach Manager Matt Benotsch, mbenotsch@greenbeltlandtrust.org

 

 

 

Wildflowers Live from Kingston Prairie

Join Greenbelt’s Outreach Coordinator Matt Benotsch for a live look at the wildflower bloom currently happening at Kingston Prairie preserve.
This virtual tour is part of the Corvallis Sustainability Commission’s Natural Areas Celebration Week.  We will be going live from the Greenbelt Facebook page but you do not need a Facebook account to participate. Join Here.

Members Wildflower Walk and Picnic

 

 

 

 

 

Calling all Greenbelt members! You are invited to this special members-only walk with us as we explore Little Willamette, a privately-owned conservation area stewarded by Greenbelt Land Trust near the Willamette River in Albany. This site has an abundance of spring wildflowers, ponds, and wildlife. We’ll walk through prairies and oak woodlands and enjoy a brown bag picnic at sunset.

GLT Restoration Manager and resident plant expert, Matt Blakeley-Smith, will help identify native wildflowers while sharing information about GLT’s efforts to restore native habitats and species on the property. This walk is a rare opportunity to walk a conservation area that most folks don’t get to see!

This was is part of a series of ‘Members-Only’ outings … just one of the many incentives to become and renew your membership. If you are not a member, simply become one and you are eligible for these fun events! Become a member HERE.

Wildflower Walk & Picnic ***FILLED***

***This event is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca. You will be contacted as soon as possible if space becomes available.

Celebrate Natural Areas Celebration Week with Greenbelt Land Trust as we explore Little Willamette, a privately-owned conservation area stewarded by Greenbelt Land Trust near the Willamette River in Albany. This site has an abundance of spring wildflowers, ponds, and wildlife. We’ll walk through prairies and oak woodlands and enjoy a brown bag picnic at sunset.

GLT Restoration Manager and resident plant expert, Matt Blakeley-Smith, will help identify native wildflowers while sharing information about GLT’s efforts to restore native habitats and species on the property. This walk is a rare opportunity to walk a conservation area that most folks don’t get to see!

 

Natural Areas Celebration Week

This event is sponsored by Greenbelt Land Trust and is part of Natural Areas Celebration Week.

Natural Areas Celebration Week has something for everyone!  Natural resource partners throughout the region join together during this week to highlight their projects and to celebrate the incredible resources in our backyard here in the mid-Valley. From walks to talks, open houses, local food and drinks, and more, you are sure to have a great time!