Get Out: Friday, Oct. 19
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Rogue River Preserve Fall Stewardship Day
Saturday, Oct. 20: Volunteers are sought from 9 a.m. to noon to help care for this property along the Rogue River by pulling invasive Scotch broom with weed wrenches making room for more native oak trees and wildflowers. Southern Oregon Land Conservancy will provide tools, gloves and snacks. Bring your favorite gloves if you have some. A portable toilet is available. For more details and to register, see www.landconserve.org/hikes-and-tours/
Colestin Valley Views & Conservation Tour
Saturday, Oct. 20: Join Southern Oregon Land Conservancy from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Colestin Valley at a recently conserved 160-acre property with trails, oak woodlands, acorn woodpeckers and more, located 20 miles south of Ashland. Learn from property owners, Stan Dean and Katharine Bronwen, about what makes this land special, best management practices and about SOLC’s Colestin-Siskiyou Summit Focus Area. Moderate to difficult hike covers 2.5 miles with about 600 feet of elevation gain. Additional trails can be explored if the group desires. For more details and to register, see www.landconserve.org/hikes-and-tours/
Family Walkabout at the Rogue River Preserve
Sunday, Oct. 21: Bring your little ones and let them discover the wonders of nature from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a guided activity as well as lunch by the river. Some walking and lots of exploring. Recommended for children 3 and older. Folks should bring their own picnic lunch. Guide is naturalist (and dad) Mike Potts. Easy slow hiking on and off trails or roads. For more details and to register, see www.landconserve.org/hikes-and-tours/
Applegate River salmon walk
Saturday, Oct. 27: Join KS Wild staffer Allee Gustafson on a leisurely stroll from 10 a.m. to noon to look for spawning salmon while learning about their habitat and behavior. Space is limited. To sign up and for more details about where to meet up and what to bring, see www.kswild.org.
Saturday, Nov. 3: Join Wayne Rolle and the Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon for a mushroom field trip. The focus will be on finding, identifying and appreciating local fungi in older forest environments. The group should be able to collect a few edible mushrooms, as well. This will be an all-day field trip with 60 to 90 minutes of driving in each direction. On the ground, we will move slowly and won’t cover many miles. However, participants should be comfortable traveling cross-country in forested habitat with many obstacles and insecure footing. Free and open to the public. Meet for carpooling at 9:30 a.m. at the BLM parking lot, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford. Call trip leader Wayne Rolle at 541-482-0093 for more information.
Illinois River Salmon Walk
Sunday, Nov. 4: KS Wild will lead an easy walk from 1 to 3 p.m. to learn about the salmon lifecycle and view wild salmon spawning in the Illinois River. Space is limited. To sign up and for more details about where to meet up and what to bring, see www.kswild.org.
Thursday, Nov. 15: Lichens are beautiful and curious organisms that provide many services to the greater community. Kristi Mergenthaler, botanist and stewardship director with Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, will share some lichen stories that could lead to your “enlichenment.” This talk, at the Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon, will begin at 7 p.m. at Southern Oregon University Science Building, Room 161. Refreshments at 6:45. Free and open to the public. For information, contact Alexis at email@example.com or 860-878-2049.
Every Saturday: Brisk rides are for strong riders who want to ride in a paceline with occasional sprints and brisk climbs. Speeds are above 20 mph on flats and average of 15 to 18 mph overall. The route and starting point will vary — expect some climbing and, in fact, on most days, a lot. Riders should know how to make repairs. Riders are expected to review online and understand the planned route. The Brisk group is not a no-drop group, slower riders are discouraged. For details, call Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.
Every Saturday: Velo Mello meets at various places and rides about 20 miles at 11 to 13 mph on flats with few, if any, pacelines. The routes may include some climbing, but these are usually limited to small rolling hills within the Bear Creek Valley. No one will be dropped. Contact Lisa Brill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Monday: Coffee Ride starts at 10:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and covers 25-30 miles at a moderate to brisk pace; flat. Call Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.