Pick a date for a spring hiking trip

This year's spring hiking schedule on the Table Rocks includes:

April 1, 10 a.m., Lower Table Rock, Barbara Mumblo, botanist with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, leads a wildflower hike. Participation is limited to 25 people.

April 7, 10 a.m., Upper Table Rock, bilingual general family hike by BLM environmental interpretation specialist Bridgette Cuffe. The hike will be led in Spanish and English.

April 14, 10 a.m., Lower Table Rock, retired archaeologist and historian Jeff Lalande talks about the role of the Table Rocks in the culture and legends of the Takelma Indians.

April 15, 10 a.m., Lower Table Rock, BLM fire ecologist Ed Reilly discusses the role of nonconifer plant communities.

April 21, 8 a.m., Lower Table Rock, Harry Fuller, Klamath Bird Observatory volunteer, checks out the bird life. Bring binoculars and bird books if desired. Hike participation limited to 15.

April 22, 10 a.m., Upper Table Rock: SOU geology professor Jad D'Allura will talk about the formation of the Table Rocks and their unique geological features.

April 28, 7:30 p.m., Lower Table Rock Loop, Steve Godwin, BLM wildlife biologist, will listen for the sounds of night creatures such as pygmy owls, great horned owls and screech owls. Bring a flashlight. Participation is limited to 20.

April 29, 10 a.m., Lower Table Rock, nature rocks scavenger hunt led by Nature Conservancy AmeriCorps member Teresa Fernandez. Optional items to bring: digital camera, binoculars, small notebook, magnifying glass.

May 5, 10 a.m, Upper Table Rock, BLM botanist Marcia Wineteer explores the colorful world of wildflowers and native flora.

May 6, 10 a.m., Lower Table Rock, professional photographer Jared Cruce will help shooters discover winning shots of flora and fauna. Bring a digital camera.

May 12, 10 a.m., Upper Table Rock, Peter Schroeder, associate professor of biology and entomologist at SOU, searches for six and eight-legged animals. Participation limited to 20.

May 13, 10 a.m., Lower Table Rock, Family Mother's Day hike, Derek Mauldin, BLM environmental interpretation specialist. Trek will include wildflower identification, ethnobotany, geology, wildlife, ecology and cultural history.

May 19, 7:30 p.m., Lower Table Rock Loop, BLM wildlife biologist Tony Kerwin talks about bats and owls — from their habitats to the threats they face. Bring a flashlight. Participation is limited to 20.

May 20, 10 a.m., Lower Table Rock, Robert Kentta, cultural resources director and elected official of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, will discuss the history and culture of ancestral tribes. Weather permitting, a 45-minute presentation of traditional basketry and regalia at the trailhead will be followed by a stroll to the top.

To reserve a space on a hike, call 541-618-2200.

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