Upcoming Field Trips
Klamath Wildflower and Bird Walk
On Saturday, May 26, 2018 the Klamath Native Plant Society and the Klamath Basin Audubon Society are hosting a joint walk to the Skillet Handle at Running Y Ranch Resort. Meet at 9 AM on Saturday at the Horse Coral/Boat Basin at the eastern end of Cooper’s Hawk Road. The group will walk together on the first ½ mile to discuss Ponderosa Pine Woodlands and Oak Savanna Habitat near the start of the nature trail. After the first 30 minutes the group will split into a walking group that will complete a 1.5-mile loop and a longer hiking group that will complete a 4.0-mile loop. The Skillet Handle "peninsula" provides the only hiking trail on the shoreline of Upper Klamath Lake. It is an excellent place to explore for native plants and all kinds of wildlife that live in Klamath Basin. The groups will search for birds, wildflowers and butterflies that are common during May. Anyone can come along for this nature hike that will last until about noon.
Modoc National Wildlife Refuge
On Friday, June 1st we will be carpooling to Alturas to visit the Modoc Natural Wildlife Refuge. Shorebirds, waterfowl and Sandhill Cranes can be seen in abundance along with migrating song birds. We will meet at the Home Depot parking lot on the south end at 8:00 am and then carpool down to Alturas. It is a 1 ½ hour drive along scenic Hwy 39 where we may also see raptors, wild horses and antelope. For those that want to meet in Alturas, we will meet at the Park which is off Hwy 395 by the Museum. From Main St, turn on E McDowell Ave at the Museum and we will meet on the left side of the road by the park around 9:45 – 10:00 am. After our tour of the Refuge we will have lunch in Alturas and then head back to Klamath Falls, returning midafternoon. For more information, contact Molly Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org.