Reed College Canyon

Natural History of the Canyon



The wildest Reedies aren't necessarily the ones you see at a Dustbin party. The Reed Canyon has ducks, herons, fish, beavers, nutria, salamanders, and even a turtle. Check out our list of animals found in the canyon.



Ever wondered about that vine you saw as you walked to school? Can you tell duckweed from a deer fern? For a quick introduction to Reed Canyon botany, see our current guide to plants found in the canyon. We also now have a page of invasive species to help you recognize the plants we're trying to remove.



The canyon is a great place for these organisms too. Check out our fungi page for some great photos.