Meadowlark Prairie – Checkermallow Access

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This site on Meadowlark Prairie provides direct access to Amazon Creek and adjacent wetlands. Along with Western Meadowlark and the raptors mentioned for Site F4, check Amazon Creek above the dam for wading birds and waterfowl. A spotting scope donated by Lane County Audubon is permanently installed at this access. The Fern Ridge Path extends approximately 0.5 mi to the W and 8 mi to the E and provides great birding with interpretive signage along the way.

From the Greenhill Overlook (Site F4), continue N on Greenhill Rd 1.2 mi to a four-way stop at Royal Ave. Go 0.4 mi E on Royal Ave and watch for sign for Checkermallow Access parking lot to the S. Bicycle access is via the Fern Ridge Multiuse Path.