Friday Flower Walk Schedule for March 2024

Last Revision 3/24/24

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Leave from eitherRite Aid parking lot on Ashland Street or Comfort Suites parking lot, Exit 19 promptly at 9:00 AM as indicated. TH = trailhead; EDT = estimated drive time; CSNM = Cascade Siskiyou National Monument; RT = round trip mileage; PCT = Pacific Crest Trail; DIM = Dead Indian Memorial Highway. Coordinator: Liz Landreth 707-2699. Website: https://ashlandhiking.org or https://ashlandhike.org

The wildflower walks focus on botany, geology and ecology. There is plenty of time for stopping and discussion as well as for taking photographs and birding so birders are encouraged to bring binocs. There are no specific walk distances  - it all depends on the number of species we encounter; we get our exercise running off into the underbrush!  Figure a minimum of 4 hours for these excursions. Bring water, lunch, hat and sun-screen.

PLEASE NOTE:  Wildflower Walk locations are subject to change due to weather and bloom conditions. Contact me if you are not on my WW distribution list so I can add you for last-minute updates.

Friday, March 29, Jacksonville Woodlands
Meet at Comfort Suites parking lot, Exit 19, 9:00AM or at 9:30 at the the Beekman Plant Arboretum on Laurelwood Drive off Stage Road
We start at the Beekman Native Plant Arboretum next to the Beekman House, then pick up connecting woodland trails through town. Can you say Shooting stars? Directions: Take 1-5 north to Phoenix Exit #24. Turn right onto Highway 99 for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto South Stage Rd for 3.4 miles. Turn right onto Griffin Creek/S Stage Rd for 0.3 miles, then turn left, continuing on S Stage Rd for 3.5 miles to Jacksonville, turn left on Laurelwood Drive and park. Find convivial place afterwards. EDT: 40 min, RT:40.   Weather forcast.