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Mount Ashland, one of 50 best wildflower sites in the world


Wildflowers of Mount Ashland

Mount Ashland

Fritillaria

Bob Gibbons, author of Wildflower Wonders: The 50 Best Wildflower Sites in the World (Princeton University Press, $27.95) lists Mount Ashland as one of the 50 best wildflower sites.

Here’s what USAToday article says about Mount Ashland, Oregon

This southern Oregon peak lords over sprawling Klamath-Siskiyou region, home to 3,500 plant species, including lilies and orchids. While you’ll find peak blooms from late June through August, something should be blossoming between April and October. “It’s a wonderful flowery place,” Gibbons says.”

Mount Ashland is one of my favorite places to hike in the late summer.  When all the wildflowers are gone from the valley, Mount Ashland flowers are still splendid and abundant.  Drive to the Mount Ashland ski resort, drive through the parking lot toward Grouse Gap.  The road bisects sloping meadows of wild flowers and the native bees and humming birds with extra vigor buzzing about.

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March 26th, 2012

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Play Reading: The Government Inspector, 3/24/12


 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Nikolai Gogol

Oregon Shakespeare Festival‘s play reading: “The Government Inspector” by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Oded Gross

Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 am in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Angus Bowmer Theatre
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Tickets: $9; members $8; youths (6–17) $7.

Reading directed by the Phil Killian Fellow in Directing, Nelson T. Eusebio, III

In Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector, 
a simple case of mistaken identity catapults the unemployed Khlestakov 
from desperate straits to new fortune and questionable power. In a new 
adaptation with influences from Monty Python and Brazil, Oded Gross 
styles Gogol’s iconic 19th century satire with a fresh Great Recession 
take.

Gross’s adaptation is being developed for a world premiere 
co-production by The Theatre @ Boston Court and Furious Theatre Company, 
Pasadena, California, to be directed by Stefan Novinski in the Summer 
of 2012.

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March 22nd, 2012

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Caught in the Act! Wildlife Drama at the Chanticleer Inn


Squirrel atop a woodpecker's granary at the Chanticleer Inn

Squirrel atop a woodpecker’s granary at the Chanticleer Inn

Caught in the act! Out of the Chanticleer Inn B&B’s breakfast window, I witnessed a squirrel stealing some acorns out of the neighborhood Acorn Woodpeckers’ granary.

This picture, taken by my mobile phone, shows him munching on the top of the electric pole the woodpeckers use for granary. A few minutes later 2 woodpeckers chased him away.

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March 19th, 2012

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Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: Ancient Voices, 4/14 & 4/15/12


Live Music in Ashland Oregon

Ancient Voices

Saturday, April 14, 2012 – 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 15, 2012 – 3:00 pm

SOU Music Recital Hall, S. Mountain Avenue, Ashland

Free pre-concert lecture one hour prior to each performance

Tickets: $20, $5 students with ID

The ancient songs of the church have captivated and inspired composers since the very beginnings of western music, and this concert will explore a variety of modern takes on these beautiful ancient melodies. Read More

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March 14th, 2012

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Introduction to Lichens, 4/14 & 4/15/12


Lichen

Dates: April 14th and 15th, 2012
Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR

Instructor: Daphne Stone, PhD
Tuition: $150
Beginner/Intermediate level class, Naturalist Certificate
Description: Discover the wonderful and complex world of lichens! We’ll collect lichens from the meadows and forests around Deer Creek Center and then return to the classroom to identify and preserve specimens; examining their structures and learning terminology needed to discuss the basics of lichen identification. Students will learn to key lichens using Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. You’ll complete this class with a small personal lichen reference collection to further your lichen studies.
For more information click here.

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March 14th, 2012

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Klamath Bird Observatory bird walk on Table Rock, 4/14/12


Klamath Bird Observatory bird walk on Lower Table Rock

Klamath Bird

American Kestrel, photo by Ellen

When: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Where: Lower Table Rock

Join Frank Lospalluto for a spring walk on Lower Table Rock. Lower Table Rock is an exciting place in the early spring, when migrants are beginning to arrive and birds are becoming more visible and vocal.
We’ll look and listen for Oak Titmouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Lewis’ Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Anna’s Hummingbird, Bewick’s Wren, Savannah Sparrow, and many more.
Meet at 8:00 am at Wild Birds Unlimited in Medford. Limited to 15 participants. To register, call (541) 770‑1104.

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March 14th, 2012

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Hip-Hop Poetry Open Mic at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 4/9/12


April 9 at the Black Swan Theater: the Redant Souljah Crew – DJ Omari, Bed Baden, and I am Low.

Get down like Shakespeare, flip language and be a rhyme master”

In order to explore the intersection of nexthetics (the term for hip-hop and spoken word aesthetics created at 2003 Ford Foundation Future Aesthetics conference) and classical theatre the Oregon Shakespeare Festival brings together expert practitioners and connects with community based performers. We hold educational lectures and workshops, program nexthetics based performers in the Green Show, and sponsor spoken word events.

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March 14th, 2012

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Ellen Reviews Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seagull 2012


Oregon Shakespeare Festival “Seagull” is a thought-provoking, moving play: in all aspects a superb production.

Unlike quite a few of my guests, I almost never pre-read a script or research the play before viewing it. However, in this case, for this play, my interest and enjoyment of this play would have been improved with a little preparation.
For me, more contextual knowledge would have increased my engagement while viewing this play. Read More

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March 13th, 2012

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Sue Foley and Peter Karp, 4/13/12


Foley and Karp

Sue Foley and Peter KarpHe Said-She Said” An Evening of Folk, Jazz, Flamenco & Blues
Friday, April 13, 2012 • 8pm
Tickets: $20/advance, $22/door, $10/teens 12–17, children under 12 are free with paying adult.
Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland
“He Said – She Said” is an inspired and winning collaboration of original songs by Canadian Juno award winner Sue Foley and critically acclaimed U.S. singer / songwriter and Blind Pig artist Peter Karp. The songs are adapted from letters and e-mails between the two over a 2-year period. Read More

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March 13th, 2012

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Ashland Contemporary Theater presents “A Room of One’s Own” by Virginia Woolf, 3/24/12 & 3/25/12


Ashland Contemporary Theater

Virginia Woolf by Beresford (1902)

Ashland Contemporary Theater presents “A Room of One’s Own” by Virginia Woolf.

Location: Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland

When: Saturday, March 24, 12 at 8pm and Sunday, March 25, 12 at 3pm.

As a fundraiser for the Ashland Contemporary Theater, Artistic Director, Jeannine Grizzard, reprises the one-woman show she has toured throughout the Southeast for seven years.

The play reveals the character and ideas of Virginia Woolf through her 1928 address to the women’s colleges of Cambridge. Her inspirational talk explores the nature of the artist and the conditions required to create genius. (Named fourth most important non-fiction of the 20th Century by Modern Library.)

Advance tickets are $15, and for a $20 donation at the door.  Tickets are on sale at Paddington Station and Grocery Outlet in Medford.  You can make a reservation at 541 646‑2971.

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March 12th, 2012

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