Sunday, Nov. 27: Low-elevation, old-growth hike near the Marble Mountains Wilderness Area in the Klamath National Forest of Northern California will be led by KS Wild's conservation director. Moderate hike with several short, steep pitches. Come prepared for bad weather. Bring water and a lunch. Carpool will leave at 9 a.m. from Evo's Coffee House, 376 E Main St., Ashland. for information, see http://kswild.org.
Rogue Valley Walkers
Saturday, Nov. 19: Rogue Valley Walkers will explore historic Jacksonville. This 10K walk begins at 10 a.m. in the public parking lot on D Street. Please arrive early so everyone can sign in and become acquainted before the starting time. For information, call 541-245-9356.
Recurring road rides
Every Saturday: A brisk, two- to four-hour ride begins at 9 a.m. at Cycle Sport in Medford. The course changes from week to week. Call ride leader Alex Hayes for details at 541-857-0819.
Every Saturday: Mellow 20-mile ride (10-12 mph) begins at 10 a.m. Location and route varies. Call David Gibb at 541-899-9030 for details.
Every Saturday: Slo-Mo ride begins at 9 a.m. and covers 14 to 18 miles. Starting location varies. For details, call Phil Gagnon at 541-488-4289.
Every Sunday: A 20-mile training ride begins at 1 p.m. along the bike path behind Bad Ass Coffee Co. in Medford. Race pace. No ride leader.
Every Sunday: Cycle Analysis in Jacksonville hosts a 2 to 3 hour road ride at 8 a.m.. All fitness levels welcome. Riders regroup at major intersections and there are cut-off spots to make the ride shorter if needed. Contact Jana Jenson at 541-899-9190, or email email@example.com.
Every Monday: Siskiyou Velo Club 25-mile coffee ride begins at 10:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and journeys to Jacksonville. Gently rolling terrain, brisk pace. No ride leader.
Every Wednesday: A 25- to 40-mile Siskiyou Velo Club show-and-go ride begins at 11 a.m. at Rogue Valley Roasting Co. in Ashland. Moderate terrain, brisk pace. No ride leader.
Recurring mountain bike rides
Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ashland: Rides organized by the crew at Ashland Cycle Sport, 191 Oak St., Ashland. Meet at the Plaza in Ashland at 6:30 p.m. Riders of all abilities are welcome on the Tuesday ride, which usually lasts until dark. The Thursday ride is usually longer (2 to 2 1/2 hours) and faster paced. Lights are highly recommended. Helmets and a safe, functioning bike are required. Call Scott at 541-488-0581 for further information. Website is at www.roguecycle.com.
Every Wednesday, Jacksonville: Starting at 6 p.m., Cycle Analysis hosts a two-hour ride on either the Britt trails in Jacksonville or nearby John's Peak, which has almost 200 miles of trails. All comers are welcome — no age or ability limits. Helmets are mandatory and lights are required during the winter. Contact Jana Jenson at 541-899-9190, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Saturday, Medford: This ride starts at Medford Cycle Sport, and the course varies from week to week, but riders can expect a brisk road ride that lasts 2 to 4 hours. Most rides include at least one (but usually two or three) 1- to 3-mile climbs. Call Alex at 541-857-0819 for information and starting time. Website is at www.roguecycle.com.
Klamath Bird Observatory
Saturday, Nov. 12: Birdwalk to TouVelle State Park with KBO birdwalk volunteer Harry Fuller. TouVelle is a busy place in late fall and winter, hosting waterbirds, raptors and woodpeckers. Meet at 8 a.m. at Wild Birds Unlimited in Medford. Limited to 15 participants. To register, call 541-770-1104.
Saturday, Dec. 3: Birdwalk to the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area led by KBO volunteer Terence Phillippe. This diverse area, situated at the base of Mount Shasta, contains juniper woodland, riparian forest and seasonal wetlands. Bring a lunch and plan to return to Ashland in the afternoon. Meet at 9 a.m. at Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland. Limited to 15 participants. To register, call 541-482-3241.
Thursday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 11: Hawk class and field trip led by KBO board president and hawk enthusiast Dick Ashford. The Thursday class will focus on beginning to intermediate hawk identification. Sunday's field trip to the Lower Klamath Basin or Butte Valley in California will give participants the chance to test their new identification skills. This class fills quickly, so register soon. Limited to 15 participants. Cost is $35 non-members, $25 KBO members. To register, call 541-201-0866.
Native Plant Society
Thursday, Nov. 17: Kenneth DeCamp will show his movie — a photographic journey through the mountains of Northern California and Southern Oregon — at Southern Oregon University, Science Building, room 118. Refreshments at 7:15 p.m., meeting and program at 7:30 p.m. For information, call Kristi at 541-941-3744.
Thursday, Dec. 8: “Tundra Blooms and Reindeer: Botanists Backpacking in Lapland.” Bob Korfhage and Cindy Roche share stories and pictures from their 113-mile backpack hike on the Kungsleden in northern Sweden. Potluck starts at 6:30 p.m. Talk begins around 7:30 p.m. Bring a potluck dish, table service (plate, silverware, glass, cup), and packets of seeds to contribute for the native plant seed exchange. Beer and wine are permitted. Talent Community Center, 206 E. Main St., in Talent. For information, call Kristi at 541-941-3744.