Nature & Wildlife of the Cascade Siskiyou Region
Beauty of the Cascade Siskiyou Region
If Southern Oregon’s gorgeous and breathtaking scenery is not enough, the Cascade Siskiyou region supports an extraordinary number of flora and fauna. The convergence of the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges brings together three major eco-regions: Great Basin, Cascades and Siskiyou, creating a globally recognized hot spot for bio-diversity.
Within an easy drive, in some cases within an easy stroll, from the Chanticleer Inn, you can see hundreds of endemic species of plants and butterflies of the Siskiyou and Cascade mountains. Just as near by, and convenient from the Bed and Breakfast are opportunities for birding in the Rogue Valley and in the Klamath Basin.
For specific itineraries and directions on where to go to view and experience the astounding beauty of the Siskiyou-Cascade area, please go to Day Trips.
The Bureau of Land Management produced a beautiful presentation of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
Open to anyone with interest and the desire to have a more in-depth knowledge about this region’s natural history, here are some organizations’ websites to visit. For field classes and nature history certification programs go to the Siskiyou Field Institute. Informative and guided hikes look to Klamath Bird Observatory or KS Wildlands Center.