Flora & Fauna of the Canyon

Hook-Heal

Found as ground cover across the campus - healing properties, technically a weed.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Highly territorial, these beautiful birds are a rare sight in the canyon. Look up! Maybe you'll spot one.