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May 2022

Birding Del Norte: Coastal Plain & Upland

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$135

This small California county has a surprising diversity of habitats and as a result at least 425 bird species have been recorded there (this compares to only 282 in neighboring Josephine County)! We will spend the weekend visiting its best coastal and inland birding locations. Well over 100 species are expected, including a high diversity of seabirds, waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds. Special effort will be made to find any rarities that have been reported and there will be a strong…

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June 2022

Amphibians and Reptiles of the Klamath-Siskiyous

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$25 – $70

Gain a familiarity with the diversity of amphibians and reptiles in the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion. An online presentation and discussion period will cover evolutionarily unique species in the region, as well as the need for broad strategies to conserve these organisms and their habitats. Then spend Saturday getting hands-on instruction in the field, exploring river, pond, and terrestrial sites for a myriad of resident amphibian and reptile species. Ages 12+ welcome. $70 full class, $25 online only.

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Oregon’s Geology: Getting the Big Picture

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$60 – $125

The Pacific Northwest is the youngest part of North America and Oregon is in the middle of it all. Made up of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks that intermingle, juxtapose, and flow together in the West Coast to make a varied landscape. Where do the Klamath/Siskiyou Mountain Ranges fit in this sequence? How does Oregon hold the key to mammal evolution? Where do the Cascade Volcanics fit in this pattern? Join for 2 online sessions plus a field excursion to…

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Cascade-Siskiyou Butterflies & Diurnal Moths

June 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$195

Over 100 species of butterflies inhabit the Cascade-Siskiyou region. Gain an appreciation for the diversity of Cascade-Siskiyou butterflies, a keener eye to see them with, the ability to recognize common species, and get hands-on practice observing, netting, and identifying in the field. After a first day classroom introduction to butterflies – what they are, what they do, and the array of local species – we will carpool to the field daily to seek out the butterflies of the Illinois Valley…

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Coastal Marine Life

June 17 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
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$65

Join us in exploring the extremely diverse wet habitats and “bizarre” life forms dwelling along the ragged edge of Curry County’s wild rivers coast. You’ll meet many local ocean animals, plants, environments and issues. Become acquainted with the physical, biological and oceanographic processes influencing their form, function, interactions, survival and distribution. We’ll also discuss uses of these marine resources by wildlife, coastal tribes and communities throughout time. Ages 12+ welcome.

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Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Illinois Valley

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$80

Expand your foraging knowledge and explore the useful flora all around you in the Illinois Valley. Learn basic botany and plant identification skills, which plants are edible and have medicinal uses, as well as various extraction and medicine making methods. Finally you’ll get hands-on practice at making tinctures and more with plant material gathered during your exploration in the field. Ages 12+ welcome. $80 (includes $10 materials fee).

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