Natural World
7:48 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Natural World: Last Remnant of the Wetland Prairie

The endangered Fender's Blue Butterfly at Willow Creek Nature Preserve.
The endangered Fender's Blue Butterfly at Willow Creek Nature Preserve.
Credit Matthew Benotsch / The Nature Conservancy

Willow Creek Nature Preserve is one of the last relatively intact examples remaining of Willamette Valley wetland prairie habitat.  The plants and animals found here have been living together for centuries.  Many cannot survive outside of this environment.

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