Get Out: Friday, Sept. 30

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Rogue Valley Walkers

Saturday, Oct. 1: 10K walk in Gold Hill, including a stretch on a trail along the Rogue River. A 5K option is available. Meet at 9:45 a.m. in the post office parking lot on Second Street in Gold Hill. For more information, call 541-582-2607 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.com.

 

Ancient cedar hunt in Red Buttes

Sunday, Oct. 2: Siskiyou Mountain Club will lead a hike to discover rare conifers, including ancient cedars. The 7-mile hike is tough, with some steep pitches to a stunning cirque nestled in the Red Buttes Wilderness. A van will leave Ashland at 8:30 a.m., with rendezvous options in Medford, Jacksonville and Ruch. Organizers expect to be back to the trailhead by 4 p.m. Email gabe@siskiyoumountainclub.org for details and to sign up.

 

Rogue Valley Audubon Society

Wednesday, Oct. 5: Murray Orr leads a monthly First Wednesday bird count at Agate Lake. Meet at 8:30 a.m. on the east side of the lake. Entrance is via Dry Creek Road. For details, see www.roguevalleyaudubon.org

 

See Our Salmon event

Saturday, Oct. 8: The annual event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valley of the Rogue State Park. There is no charge for attendance, and refreshments will be provided. Visitors will have a chance to view spawning salmon, collect and identify aquatic insects, play games and make fish prints. Participants can also learn about salmon biology, managing noxious weeds, stream hydrology using the stream table, riparian areas and native plants. Children are invited to attend a story-telling session inside a giant salmon-shaped tent. For details, call Gail Perrotti at 541-601-4202.

 

Bear Creek salmon walks at Lynn Newbry Park

Sunday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 15: KS Wild will lead an easy walk along Bear Creek to observe and learn about the return of salmon to the Rogue Valley. The walks start at 10 a.m. and are led by staff of KS Wild and Rogue Riverkeeper. Bring sun protection, snacks and water. For more information, email jeanine@kswild.org, call 541-488-5789, or see http://kswild.org/get-involved/Events/upcoming-events

 

Whetstone Butte full-moon hike

Saturday, Oct. 15: Hike under the full October moon to the top of this peridotite outcrop that looms over the eastern edge of Oregon's Kalmiopsis Wilderness. The hike, led by the Siskiyou Mountain Club, is moderate with some steep pitches. Will cancel for heavy rain. A van will leave Ashland at 4 p.m., with rendezvous options in Medford, Grants Pass and Selma. Organizers expect to be back to the trailhead by 10:30 p.m. Email gabe@siskiyoumountainclub.org for details and to sign up.

 

Kids and Creeks Education Fair

Saturday, Oct. 15: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., discover the world of Bear Creek with hands-on exploration and activities including salmon viewing and a giant salmon tent. Free all ages. Located at Bear Creek Park in Medford. For more information, email info@rogueriverwc.org or call 541-423-1370.

 

SOLC October birding hike

Sunday, Oct. 16: Biologist Dennis Vroman will lead a free birding hike on the proposed Rogue River Preserve outside of Eagle Point. Habitats include oak woodland, grassland, chaparral, and an extensive floodplain forest with large black cottonwoods and black oaks. Birds may include Lewis’s woodpecker, western bluebird, oak titmouse, pygmy owl and bald eagle, as well as fall migrants. Southern Oregon Land Conservancy has an option to buy this valley-floor property for conservation. The hike will start at 8 a.m. To register, see www.landconserve.org. Directions will be emailed upon registration. For details, call 541-482-3069 or email info@landconserve.org.

 

Bear Creek salmon walk at Coyote Trails Nature Center

Sunday, Oct. 16: KS Wild will lead an easy walk from 1 to 3:30 p.m. along Bear Creek to observe and learn about the return of salmon to the Rogue Valley. The walk starts at Coyote Trails Nature Center, in US Cellular Park, at 2931 S. Pacific Highway, and will be led by staff of KS Wild and Rogue Riverkeeper. Bring sun protection, snacks and water. For more information, email jeanine@kswild.org, call 541-488-5789, or see http://kswild.org/get-involved/Events/upcoming-events

 

Bear Creek salmon walk at Bear Creek Park

Tuesday, Oct. 18: KS Wild will lead an easy walk along Bear Creek from 3 to 5:30 p.m. to observe and learn about the return of salmon to the Rogue Valley. The walk starts at Bear Creek Park, 1520 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford, and will be led by staff of KS Wild and Rogue Riverkeeper. Bring sun protection, snacks and water. Meet at the playground in Bear Creek Park. For more information, email jeanine@kswild.org, call 541-488-5789, or see http://kswild.org/get-involved/Events/upcoming-events

 

Illinois River salmon walks

Sundays, Oct. 23 and Oct. 30: KS Wild will lead an easy walk from 1 to 3:30 p.m. along the Illinois River to view returning salmon. The walks will start at Illinois River Forks State Park in Cave Junction and be led by staff of KS Wild and Rogue Riverkeeper. Bring sun protection, snacks and water. For more information, email jeanine@kswild.org, call 541-488-5789, or see http://kswild.org/get-involved/Events/upcoming-events

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