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Klamath Bird Observatory bird walk-biking on the Bear Creek Greenway, 4/7/12


Klamath Bird Observatory bird walk-biking on the Bear Creek Greenway

Klamath bird

Orange-crowned Warbler

When: Saturday, Apr 7, 2012

Where: Meet at 8:00 at the Northwest Nature Shop
Join KBO volunteer and birder Forrest English for a fun biking and birding outing to the Ashland Pond and along the Bear Creek Greenway. We will enjoy the spring weather as we look for spring migrants like Common Yellowthroat, Orange-crowned Warbler, and Yellow-breasted Chat. We’ll also look for Belted Kingfisher, Wood Duck, Hooded Merganser, and more.
Bring your bike, helmet, and binoculars. Meet at 8:00 am at the Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland. Limited to 10 participants. To register, call 541–482-3241.
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March 7th, 2012

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WildLife Images, Color Eggs for the Critters, 3/31/12


WildLife Images in Merlin OR

“Color Eggs for the Critters” an Eggs-Travaganza! at Wildlife Images.

March 31, 2012,  2:00pm

Children from 2 to 15 can come and help our animal care staff color eggs for the critters. Animal Keepers will place the colored eggs throughout the habitats during the following Easter weekend so that the animals have to forage for their food, and of course crack open the colorful shells. The animals love it! Free Event!

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February 29th, 2012

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Edible Plants, 3/31/12


Dates: March 31st, 2012
Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR

Instructor: Daniel Newberry and Bruce Kiser

Tuition: $50

Naturalist Certificate, kids aged 10+

Description: Edible wild plants fascinate everyone, from the adventurer interested in learning wilderness survival strategies to the cook who wants to learn to prepare a meal from something new and different. In this class, you’ll learn how to identify common local plants, learn responsible wildcrafting procedures – most important of all – how to avoid poisonous plants. The class will finish with a feast that includes the fruits of our harvest in the field.

For more information on the Siskiyou Field Institute and to sign up click here

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February 28th, 2012

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Klamath Bird Observatory bird walk in Touvelle & Denman, 3/10/12


Klamath Bird Observatory bird walk in Touvelle State Park and Denman WMA

Klamath bird

Belted Kingfisher

When: Saturday, Mar 10, 2012

Where: Meet at 8:00 am at Wild Birds Unlimited in Medford

Join birding guide and KBO board member Harry Fuller for a trip to this diverse habitat along the Rogue River. We will look for Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Common Merganser, and Bald Eagle along the riparian corridor. We will also look for birds in the adjacent upland habitats, including Bewick’s Wren, Wrentit, Red-breasted Sapsucker, and California Quail.
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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February 28th, 2012

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Introduction to Bryophytes, 3/24 & 3/25/12


Bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts) are tiny but important components of Pacific Northwest ecosystems. The Klamath/Siskiyou bioregion supports an amazing diversity of these fascinating non-vascular plants. In this class, students will learn about the basic biology and ecology of bryophytes, and will also learn to identify common species in the field. Class time will be divided between lectures, lab, and field trips.

Date: March 24th and 25th, 2012  Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR

Instructor: Scot Loring Tuition: $100

Naturalist Certificate

Click here to sign up for this Siskiyou Field Institute class.

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February 24th, 2012

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Whisky Creek Hike on the Wild Rogue (June 18, 11)


Klamath-Siskiyou Wildland Center hosts a hike in the Wild and Scenic Rogue River Gorge to Whisky Creek. Moderate-difficult, 7 miles with steep and narrow sections of trail. Carpool leaves Evo’s Coffee in Ashland at 10am and meets at Graves Creek Boat Ramp at 11:30am.
Lesley Adams Contact Phone 541 488 5789

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June 1st, 2011

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Geobotany of the Siskiyou Mountains (June 4, 11)


The first ecologist to closely study the Siskiyous said that they were “…as dramatic an expression of relations of natural communities to geological formations as is to be found anywhere in the world.” This class will explore the surrounding landscape from both a geological and a botanical perspective, as we learn how plants in the region have adapted to four distinctly different habitats – from the valley floor to Bigelow Lakes.
Date: June 4th, 2011
Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR
Instructor: John Roth, MS
Tuition: $50
Naturalist Certificate, kids aged 8+
Click here to sign up for this class.


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May 5th, 2011

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Wildflower Photography with Mark Turner (June 3–5, 11)


You love wildflowers and the natural landscape. You have a digital SLR, but aren’t quite sure how to use it to make great wildflower and scenic photos. Photographer Mark Turner will help you discover new ways to see wildflowers, create dramatic compositions, separate subjects from distracting backgrounds, and utilize natural lighting. Illustrated lectures and demonstrations – and extensive field practice with individual guidance and feedback – will help you learn new photographic skills.
Don’t miss the Free Evening Program “The Art of Seeing: Light and Composition” with Mark Turner at 7:00 pm, June 3rd at Deer Creek Center.

Click here to register for this class.

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May 4th, 2011

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