Fall is here and so too are outstanding opportunities to join SOLC for our Fall Hike series! Hikes are free but fill up quickly so reserve your spot early! To read more about each hike and work -party and to register, please go to www.landconserve.org. Even if a hike is full, join the waiting list as cancellations do happen.
Please consider joining Southern Oregon Land Conservancy. Go to www.landconserve.org to find out more.
Rogue River Preserve Work Party, Saturday, October 7th, 9am-12pm
Help us care for this stunning property along the Rogue River by pulling invasive Scotch broom with weed wrenches and removing old fencing that is a hazard to wildlife. We’ll provide snacks, tools and gloves. Please feel free to bring your favorite gloves, fence tools, and wire cutters if you have some.
Birding Howard Prairie, Sunday, October 8, 9am – 1pm
Bird a privately protected property and nearby federal lands on Howard Prairie with two excellent birders and naturalists. The group may see Great Gray Owl, White-headed Woodpecker, and migrating birds. Leaders: Bob Hunter & Frank Lospalluto
RRP Walkabout for Families, Saturday, October 14, 11am – 2pm
Here’s a chance for families to explore the Preserve. Bring your little ones and let them discover the wonders of nature. There will be a guided activity as well as lunch by the river. Some walking and lots of exploring. Recommended for children three years and older. Folks are to bring their own picnic lunch. Leaders: Naturalist Mike Potts and Della Merrill
Rogue River Preserve Fish Tour, Sunday, October 15, 9-11:30am
Walk the Rogue River Preserve north of Eagle Point with a fisheries ecologist and look for spawning Chinook salmon in the Rogue River. We’ll learn about stream and salmon ecology while enjoying the beauty of this recently conserved property. Leader: Retired fish biologist Randy Frick
White Oak Farm and Forest Tour, Saturday, Oct. 21, 10am – 1:30pm
Nestled into a northern fold of the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon, White Oak Farm (WOF) is a small, non-profit farm-based education center. Tour the conserved farm and forest with co-owner Taylor Starr and forest ecologist, Dr. Tom Atzet to learn about the farm’s sustainable land use practices, community programs, and restoration efforts. Then take a stroll through the forested hill above the farm with Tom and learn about the ecology and wildlife. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy eating with a view of the Williams Creek Watershed. Learn more about WOF at http://www.whiteoakfarmcsa.org/. Taylor Starr (co-owner), Dr. Tom Atzet, retired Forest Ecologist
Mushrooms at Rogue River Preserve, Sunday, November 19, 10am – 2pm
Mushroom identification; learn how to search for and identify edible and toxic mushrooms around the Preserve. Help us add to our mushroom list. Leader: Photographer, naturalist Mike Potts.