The Nature Conservancy and the Bureau of Land Management are offering their annual guided, educational walks on the Table Rocks starting next month.

The Nature Conservancy and the Bureau of Land Management are offering their annual guided, educational walks on the Table Rocks starting next month.

The series of hikes offers views of the valley, an abundance of wildflowers and interpretation from specialists on the natural and cultural history of the area. The free hikes are open to the public.

To reserve a space on a hike call the BLM Medford District Office at (541) 618-2200. Participation is limited to 30 per hike, unless otherwise noted. Participants should dress for the weather and bring a lunch and water.

There is no drinking water at either Upper or Lower Table Rocks. Restrooms are available at both trailheads. Dogs are not allowed on the trails. The hikes range from three to five miles round trip along a moderate grade trail, and last three to five hours.

The weekend hike schedule can be viewed on the BLM's Table Rocks Web site at www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/tablerock/index.php

Following is the schedule, with topic titles. For more information, see the BLM Web site:

Saturday, April 3 — 10 a.m. at Lower Table Rock, Tribal History and Culture.

Saturday, April 10 — 10 a.m. at Lower Table Rock, Wildflowers Abound.

Sunday, April 11 — 10 a.m. at Upper Table Rock, Lichens and Mosses.

Saturday, April 17 — 10 a.m. at Lower Table Rock, Spring in Bloom.

Sunday, April 18 — 10 a.m. at Lower Table Rock, Nature Photography.

Saturday, April 24 — 7:30 p.m. at Lower Table Rock Loop, Night Owls.

Sunday, April 25 — 10 a.m. at Upper Table Rock, Layers of Time.

Saturday, May 1 — 10 a.m. at Upper Table Rock, Legacy of a Landmark.

Sunday, May 2 — 10 a.m. at Lower Table Rock, Traditional Medicines.

Saturday, May 8 — 8:30 a.m. at Lower Table Rock, For the Early Bird.

Sunday, May 9 — 10 a.m. at Upper Table Rock, Family General Hike.

Saturday, May 15 — 10 a.m. at Upper Table Rock, Incredible Insects and Spiders.

Sunday, May 16 — 10 a.m. at Upper Table Rock, Native Knowledge.

Saturday, May 22 — 10 a.m. at Lower Table Rock, Nature Sketching.

Sunday, May 23 — 10 a.m. at Lower Table Rock, Wildthings.