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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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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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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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Klamath Bird Observatory Bird Walk, 3/3/12


Klamath Bird Observatory guides bird walk at Emigrant Lake

Birding Klamath

Titmouse, photo by Ellen

When: Sat, March 3, 8am – 12pm

Join KBO contractor, volunteer and local bird expert Frank Lospalluto for an exploration of the habitats at Emigrant Lake. This popular local birding spot hosts wintering ducks and shorebirds, as well as Bald Eagle, Osprey, and, if we’re lucky, Golden Eagle. We’ll also look for woodpeckers, Oak Titmouse, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, many wintering sparrows, and other birds that inhabit the unique oak woodland and shrub habitats surrounding the lake.

Meet at 8:00 am at the Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland. Limited to 15 participants. To register, call 541–482-3241.

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KS Wild: Hike in the Wild Rogue Canyon (1/21/12)


Saturday, January 21

With the exciting development of introduced legislation for protections of the Wild Rogue, this month is a great time to reengage with the Rogue and the campaigns for its protections. Join Lesley Adams, Program Director of Rogue Riverkeeper, and Shane Jimerfield, our new Siskiyou Wild Rivers Director, on the hike and discuss the history of the region, developments in the campaign, and to learn about important ways that you can play a role in protecting the public lands and tributary streams of the Wild Rogue.
Carpool will leave Evo’s Coffee in Ashland at 9:30am (just downhill from the Chanticleer). Or, meet the group at the Grave Creek Boat Ramp at 11am.

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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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