Claire Stevens September 29, 2016 Volume 6 Issue 2 Flora & Fauna of the Canyon Claire Stevens September 29, 2016 Volume 6 Issue 2 Hook-Heal Found as ground cover across the campus - healing properties, technically a weed. English Ivy The bane of canyon crew's existence, this pesky plant climbs trees and bricks alike. Himalayan Blackberry Grows wild in the Northwest, fruit ripens mid-summer through early August. Watch out for thorns! Lupine Legume seeds can be eaten when prepared properly. You can find these adorable little creatures swimming between the logs along the banks and under the bridges. Nutria These terrifying rat-like water creatures like to swim under the canyon bridges. You can see their tails wiggling behind them as they glide through the water. Screech Owl Highly territorial, these beautiful birds are a rare sight in the canyon. Look up! Maybe you'll spot one.