Category Archives: wildlife in the canyon
This footage, taken from late October to early November 2014, was part of a senior biology thesis by Jacob Kraus ’15 that measured the distribution and diversity of small mammal communities throughout the Reed College Canyon. Nutria, raccoons, opposum, and … finish reading Nocturnal Canyon Visitors
Took a walk at lunchtime around the canyon, and there’s plenty of ample signs of beaver work. Decided to take a closeup of what their dentures have been doing to one particular tree . . .
Well, the ground is hardened and the trails are little dusty out there- in the distance, you can see wide-eyed freshman descending on the campus. It must be the beginning of school here at Reed again. The 2012 summer… Continue reading
With the restoration of Reed Canyon, we've been accumulating a lot of native critters. Here's a selection of some recent sightings: Otters are making increasingly regular appearances in the Canyon – look for them early morning, particularly by the… Continue reading
Spring brings many changes in the canyon- longer days, the smell of the skunk cabbage in the headwaters, the sounds of birds frolicking in the upper branches of the canopy. But most recently we see this change in seasons… Continue reading
Winter in Portland is always a rather amorphous, vague season, one that sometimes feels more like a transition between fall and spring than anything unique in and of itself. The color palette, perhaps, is distinct, as the gray of the… Continue reading
Every so often, a Reed biology senior is lured into the Canyon for an ecology thesis. Perhaps it is the desire to discover some secret Reed knowledge, or the appealing shimmer of stickleback fish in a minnow trap. Perhaps it… Continue reading