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Identifying Conifers & Shrubs in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
December 2 @ 9:00 amFree
We will meet at 9 a.m. at the Rite Aid in Ashland and make our way into the Monument from there. Carpooling is optional.
On this hike, we’ll talk about and discover as many native conifers and shrubs as we can find. We’ll discuss how to identify them, how to differentiate similar species, where to find them, and what interesting adaptations they have!
Your hike will be led by local naturalist and biology teacher, Nolan Richard. Nolan has been studying native plants up and down the West Coast for ten years and has taught classes for the Native Plant Society. Nolan’s most keen interests lie in Plant Biogeography, where and why can you find certain plant species or plant communities. He also enjoys birdwatching, wildlife tracking, and bushwacking to the top of random little regional peaks.
The Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument’s mission is to support the protection, restoration and conservation of the Monument through service, advocacy and education. Our Hike and Learn programs are designed to introduce the public to different topics and locations within the Monument. Hike and Learns are co-created with local scientists, historians, artists, students, and more.