My favorite Oregon Wildflowers Hike at Grizzly Peak
First time I’ve been to Grizzly Peak this early in the year, only a few are starting to bloom: Trillium, Klamath Fawn Lilies, Fritillaria pudica, and Lomatium.
After the most recent late-spring snow melts, there will be more Oregon wildflowers to see! I can barely wait to get back to my favorite hiking trail.
Captain and Clark (aka, Chris and Tawny) charted their course to Ashland Oregon last weekend. They stayed at the Ashland Chanticleer Inn and rafted the Rogue river with Indigo Creek Outfitters.
I thoroughly enjoyed hosting them and wish that they will return to explore more of Ashland Oregon and its surrounds.
Here is Chris and Tawny’s blog entry about their first and hopefully not their last visit to Ashland Oregon and running the Rogue.
Birding Klamath with Pepper Trail, PhD.
“Bird Taxonomy and Diversity”
Dates: June 23rd and 24th, 2012, Tuition: $100
Location: Ashland, OR
Instructor: Pepper Trail
Description: Hone your identification skills and explore the relationships among groups of birds in this lab and field course. On Saturday, join Pepper Trail, Ph.D., for a day in the lab at SOU, where you’ll refresh your taxonomic know-how, look at identifying characteristics, and discuss their ecological significance.
On Sunday, the class will travel to the Klamath Basin, one of the richest birding sites in Oregon, to practice identifying species in the field.
Pepper Trail, PhD has studied bird behavior and conservation around the world with the support of the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and other groups. He works as the ornithologist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife Forensics Lab in Ashland.
For more information go the Siskiyou Field Institute’s website.
1776 June 20 – July 22
Book by Peter Stone, Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards, based on a concept by Sherman Edwards
The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. It’s the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence, if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! Follow John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence by signing the Declaration of Independence. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures determined to do the right thing for our fledgling nation.
For more information on the theater near Ashland Oregon the Camelot Theater
ANYTHING GOES June 20 – July 22, 2012
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman
When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Songs include “Anything goes,” “Delovely,” ‘and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”
Camelot Theater, a semi-professional company renowned for performing high-quality plays, musicals, and musical events year round. Theater near Ashland Oregon
“Roam the Rogue” a Spring Passport Tour
You’re invited to join a self-guided tour of the Upper Rogue Valley Vintners on Saturday, May 26th from 10am to 5pm for a Passport Winery Tour!
Come visit the Upper Rogue wine makers as each of the Upper Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers.
For more details and a list of the wineries, go to the Roam the Rogue website.
Tour the beautiful Applegate Valley, taste the wines from 20 wineries, paired with appetizers for a little over $2 per winery!
On May 20th tour ALL the Applegate Valley Wineries, sip their best wines, get a barrel tasting at each, pay no tasting fees, get a commemorative wineglass AND get specially paired appetizers to boot!
A not to be missed wine tasting opportunity! Here is what the Applegate Valley wineries will be serving you.
Mornings are a little different at the Chanticleer Inn. This season we start serving Noble Coffee in a new way. In the past, we only brewed organic shade-grown coffee, that has not changed! The difference is Noble Coffee roasts their beans locally (just a few blocks away) and delivers them fresh to the inn.
This spring, I attended “Coffee 101” seminar by Jared, owner of Noble Coffee Roasting, in which I learned much about the chemistry of coffee and recommended processes to brew a better cup of joe. After some experimentation, purchase of some equipment, and rave reviews from my springtime guests, Noble Coffee will be the “usual” at the Chanticleer Inn.
Life Could Be A Dream June 8- August 26
Previews June 6 & 7
Performances Wednesday-Monday @ 8:00 Sunday Brunch matinees @ 1:00
No performance July 4 but there will be a show on July 3
A delightful follow-up to last summer’s hit The Marvelous Wonderettes, this show (also by Roger Bean) introduces the Crooning Crabcakes, the boys banned from the Wonderettes’ prom, as they prepare to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest and realize their dreams of making it to the big time. Lois arrives to put some polish on the boys. Read More
Hike with KSWild at French Flat
French Flat is designated as an area of critical environmental concern because of its high plant diversity on rich serpentine soils. The endangered Cook’s Lomatium grows here. This is a gentle 2-mile hike across rare serpentine pine savannah.
Carpool leave Coffee Heaven in Cafe Junction at 10am.
Be prepared for all weather. Bring water and a lunch. For more hikes and details, visit: www.kswild.org/events