Jasper Meadows

This 14-ac publicly owned wetland (with more acquisitions planned) is a significant community resource. Habitats include Oregon ash wetlands, willow thickets and black cottonwood, with small areas of emergent wetland and wet prairie. Look for Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Cedar Waxwing and Black-headed Grosbeak in the taller ash and cottonwoods, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat and Spotted Towhee in the willows and blackberry thickets, and Killdeer and Red-winged Blackbird around marshes.

From Main St in Springfield, go S for 0.8 mi on Bob Straub Pkwy. Turn R on Mt Vernon Rd. Go 1 block and turn L on 57th Pl. The wetland on the R is part of Jasper Meadows Park. There is limited on-street parking.