Events & Field Trips

The Native Plant Society of Oregon is a non profit organization with 13 chapters throughout Oregon. The Umpqua Chapter is based in Roseburg and hosts presentations, field trips to view wildflowers, classes relating to native plants including recognizing the plants you see on the trail or growing in a urban landscape.
We usually host field trips throughout spring from March through August. Several field trips for July 2021 were cancelled due to the fire in the North Umpqua River Watershed.
We hope 2022 will be normal for these events. Reservations required. .

MEETINGS
Meeting are held in person in a nearby park in Roseburg through the summer months or by phone conference.
Chapter meetings are held the second Thursday of most months at 6PM in Roseburg. Meeting sites change so please call if you would like to attend or call in to join our meeting by phone, call 701-802-5450, then when asked 6898863#. M A will welcome you on. Join us for interesting native plant conversation, field trip planning, and booth ideas, plus programs and presentations. Always free and open to the public and NPSO members. We encourage you to become a member of NPSO. Your support allows us to plan for workshops and other outreach events and if we plan a popular field trip with limited participants, reservations are open to members first then non members. Membership not required to attend most field trips, volunteer for ongoing projects or attend most other NPSO events.


Field trip questions call: Rod Trotter 541-672-1907
For other NPSO questions call M.A. Hansen 541-863-8111 or Donna,541-643-0364,
Donna is e-newsletter,Facebook,website monitor. Call me with errors you see or information we should be posting.

Meet place for NPSO sponsored FIELD TRIPS We meet at a designated location in Roseburg. Plan to carpool or travel in caravan mode. Starting time varies depending on travel time to the destination. Call to confirm meet up location and time.

Native Plant Society of Oregon
Waiver of Liability and Indemnification Agreement

***** PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS FORM. IT IS IMPORTANT! *****

Thank you very much for coming on a NPSO sponsored field trip! The following agreement is necessary for the well being of NPSO and all field trip participants. We appreciate your understanding.

1. I understand that I am solely responsible for my own safety at all times. I acknowledge that my participation in any Native Plant Society of Oregon (NPSO) field trip is purely voluntary, and I understand that some parts of the field trips may be hazardous and may result in the damage or loss of my property or in my injury.
2. I agree to take full responsibility for my own medical needs. I am aware that trips require physical outdoor activity and have certain risks inherent with exposure to nature and natural processes. I certify that I have no health or physical problems which would interfere with my participation.
3. I understand that horseplay, roughhousing, shoving, contact sports, or other such activities are not appropriate and not allowed on NPSO trips.
4. I agree to stay with the group. If I need to vary for any reason, I will do so only with the permission of the leader.
5. I understand that transportation to the beginning of the trail head or field site is not part of any NPSO-sponsored activity. Although NPSO suggests carpooling to save gas and reduce pollution, I agree that if I carpool, it is an independent activity organized by myself and other individuals on our own initiative and at our own risk.
6. I hereby agree for myself and for my heirs, representatives, agents and assigns, that I will not hold the NPSO liable. I will waive and release any claims, demands or actions against them, for any damages to or loss of my property, or for my illness, injury or death, which results from or arises in connection with any NPSO field trip other than that which results from gross negligence.
7. The persons and organizations covered by this agreement are: NPSO, its officers or members, and Any other participant(s) in field trips including any people invited by any NPSO member(s), andAny of the agents or employees of the above persons and organization.
8. In addition, I agree to indemnify the above people for any claims made against them on my behalf or otherwise, as a result of any damage to or loss of my property, or as a result of my injury or death, resulting from or arising in connection with the NPSO field trips, other than that which occurs as a result of the gross negligence of that person(s).
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We have resumed field trips for 2022. . If you would like to be on our email list for field trip notifications, garden maintenance work party, or chapter newsletter please contact Donna
Field Trips:
Family participation is encouraged on our field trips and free to all to attend. Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
We are always looking for field trip leaders. If you know an area, trail or meadow that displays an abundance of wildflowers that you think would make a great field trip location, please step up and let us know about it. We can arrange more outings and field trips if we have more people participating at the planning level. Our field trips are mostly easy to moderate walkabouts to see what wildflowers (some endangered) are blooming in spring and summer. There are endless wildflower viewing destination in and around Douglas County and several worthy of a second trip in spring.

You are not expected to know every wildflower you see on these outings and with the many native plant apps and field guides available including the help of NPSO members, half the fun is looking them up so you know them next time you see them. The 2022 wildflower season depends on adequate rainfall in winter and spring so dates must be flexible .
Please call if you have any questions or you can participate as a leader or just to suggest a trail we might like.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monthly business meeting Thursday, July 14, 2022 in person or by conference call in if the weather permits. Starting at 6 pm. If we meet in the park be sure to bring a chair. Donna can provide an agenda and last month's meeting minutes if you would like a copy.

Please join us for future family friendly field trips and outings and learn more about your local chapter.
Phone or text Rod Trotter, 541-672-1907 or M. A. Hansen 541-863-8111. Plan to RSVP for a reservation to participate. We want to hear from you so call with questions.
Check Facebook for latest information. www.facebook.com/UmpquaValleyNPSO
>Hello members and friends, We have a busy field trip schedule for 2022.

Mark your calendars!

Umpqua Valley Chapter
of the Native Plant Society of Oregon

2022 TENTATIVE FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE
(Dates can change because of weather, the bloom, etc.) We will post exact Field Trip dates as the month gets closer.
Reservations required prior to the day of the field trip. Call Rod Trotter 541-672-1907 or M.A. Hansen 541-863-8111.
1. Be sure to dress for the weather, wear good walking shoes (most of us wear hiking shoes or boots).
2. Bring lunch, snacks, water, and camera.
3. For other field trips notes check https://www.npsoregon.org/calendar.html
4. Many NPSO field trip destinations offer no water or bathroom facilities. Come prepared.
5..We appreciate it if you can give the driver something to share fuel & vehicle expense if you ride with others.
6. We meet at a designated location in Roseburg or an alternate meet-up locations along the route can be arranged .

You will be asked to read and sign a NPSO Waiver of Liability and Indemnification Agreement at each field trip. A sample waiver is printed above. We prefer that you sign it when we meet so everyone's signature in on the same paper. Please ask the leaders to have you sign it if we don't offer it to you. We get busy with introductions, etc when we all meet & find rides for everyone & sometimes forget to get your signature.

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU CALL ROD TROTTER 541-672-1907 OR M. A. HANSEN 541-863-8111 AND AGAIN THE NIGHT BEFORE THE TRIP TO CONFIRM YOUR PLANS TO ATTEND ANY OF UMPQUA CHAPTER'S SPONSORED FIELD TRIPS AND TO BE SURE THE SCHEDULE HAS NOT CHANGED. We often have to change date on short notice due to bloom or weather unpredictability or country emergency country road closures, etc.

NPSO 2022 BOOTH EVENTS :

Saturday June 18 10-4 Elkton Blooms and Butterflies Festival. Please stop and say hello as you stroll through the booths on the grass. We usually have some free native plant seeds & plants as well as greeting cards, cloth bags, and a limited number of t-shirts that we sell for less than we pay for them.

FIELD TRIPS:

Field Trip:
Sunday July 10 Hemlock Lake/ Yakso Falls
(One of the if not the most beautiful falls on the North Umpqua River)

Leaving Roseburg at 8 am returning late afternoon
Enjoy a scenic walk to explore the meadow at Hemlock Lake and the beautiful Yakso Falls. Also includes stops of botanical interest on the way along Little River Rd.
We hope to see a great variety of flora such as chatterbox orchid, Hooker’s Indian pink, Calochortus umpquaensis.1 1/2 hour drive from Roseburg. Moderate hiking.
Leader: Rod Trotter.
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Field Trip:
Sunday July 17 Ragged Ridge

Leaving Roseburg at 8 AM. – returning late afternoon
Our second trip to Ragged Ridge this year. Up the North Umpqua River near Steamboat Creek above 3000' elevation. We will be looking for Tiger lilies, Columbia Lilies,
serpentine and meadow arnicas, blue penstemon, lupines and other varieties of wildflowers blooming late in the season.

Field Trip:
July 24 Reynolds Ridge

Leaving Roseburg 8 AM returning late afternoon
Reynolds Ridge, Up the North Umpqua Hwy ,Reynolds Ridge is a favorite botanizing destination for chapter members. The area features high mountain meadows where the
wildflowers are still blooming. Rod Trotter is our guide. He listed 43 species last trip up there including Washington lily, white rein orchids, and scarlet gilia.

Field Trip:
Aug 14 Field Trip: Old Man Camp near Mt Bailey

Leaving Roseburg at 8 AM returning late afternoon
Join chapter president Rod Trotter who will lead us to Old Man camp meadow at the foot of Mt Bailey. A fascinating place, cherished by botanist in the area. We will be
looking for wildflowers still blooming in the high elevation meadows.

Hope to see many of you on our trips.

PAST EVENTS
2022

May 15 Field Trip: Beatty Creek Beatty Creek watershed , including Beatty Rock,
Lower Cow Creek Road and Island day use area

Leaving Roseburg at 9 am – return approx 3 pm "THIS WAS A BEAUTIFUL FUN TRIP" M A (April)
Explore Beatty Rock, a monolithic outcropping of conglomerate in the lower Cow Creek Watershed. This is one of our favorite spots. Ride sharing is encouraged. Parking is limited. Wildflower display is continuously changing all spring. We will explore along lower Cow Creek Road to see what is blooming later in the season. We will see California sword fern, Spring phacelia (Phacelia verna), a rare Moss, (Pseudoleskeella serpentinensis). The first stop is at the mouth of Beatty Creek some 8 miles up paved Cow Creek Road. There we will amble about the beautiful creek & view the Beatty Rock area. The second stop is 1.8 miles further down Cow Creek Road at the BLM Island Wayside. We usually eat our lunches at the picnic table here.

May 2 Field Trip: Ragged Ridge
Leaving Roseburg at 8 AM returning late afternoon

Ragged Ridge is located up the North Umpqua River near Steamboat Creek above 3000' elevation. Participants will be treated to a tour of the Ragged Ridge-Dry Creek area. We will be looking for white iris, buckwheats, sedums, our rare Kalmiopsis fragrans and other species blooming at that elevation.

FIELD TRIP: Rogue River at Graves Creek
Monday April 25,
Leaving Roseburg at 8:00 returning late afternoon.

Departing Roseburg library overflow parking area at 8:00 am. Rod Trotter, field trip leader is always enthusiastic about this field trip. On previous trips, we can report glorious wildflowers blooming in a rainbow of colors. It is an all day trip. It's at the Rogue that this adventure begins. We will be exploring along the creek where a banquet of wildflowers have been seen in recent years. Species spotted on previous trips: fritillaria recurva, (lily family) popcorn flower, coast delphinium (larkspur), prairie stars, and lomatiums, (desert parsley) We hope our members and friends will join us.

FIELD TRIP: Beatty Creek, Beatty Rock
Sunday, April 10, 9 am – 3 pm

Departing Roseburg library overflow parking area at 9 am. If you're coming from South of Roseburg, you can meet us in the McDonald's parking lot on the Riddle I-5 exit road. Let us know if you are meeting us there. We should be there around 9:20 am.
Beatty Rock is monolithic outcropping of conglomerate, in the lower Cow Creek watershed. This is one of our favorite spots. Wildflower display is continuously changing all spring. We will explore along lower Cow Creek Road to examine the California sword fern (Polysticum californicum), spring phacelia (Phacelia verna), a rare moss (Pseudoleskeella serpentinensis), and the fairy slipper orchid (Calypso bulbosa) to mention a few of the natives we usually see. Parking is limited. Ride sharing is advised.

FIELD TRIP : Walk in the Woods at Iverson Memorial Park on Coos Bay Wagon Rd near Tenmile
Wednesday, April 13, 9:30 to 2
(This trip was cancelled due to rain.)

A separate email was sent out for this outing.
This is a joint Field Trip with Umpqua Chapter NPSO and Douglas Chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association. Iverson County Park with beautiful Tenmile Creek running through, has shown us several native wildflowers growing there. Bring lunch, water, a chair if you need one, camera. There is a bathroom permanently on sight. Chapter member, Rod Trotter and John Hunter from Friends of Iverson Park will join us for a walkabout. Mostly level ground with a trail running through. You can find more information about the park at https://douglascounty-regon.us/265/Parks, "search" for Iverson Park.

Saturday, April 9, Noon til 3 pm Azalea Grange
Free Earth Day Event - Look for the NPSO booth
Lots of activities for the Children Food & drinks will be available M A, Candace and Diane were hosting

Saturday and Sunday 9 to 5 April 23 and 24, Glide Wildflower Show
Be sure to make the Glide Wildflower Show a must see destination this year. You will see hundreds of wildflowers on display in the community building. You can get a close up look at the bounty of Douglas County's natural beauty. Stop by our booth in the white tent outside the building. Glide Community Center 20062 North Umpqua Highway, Glide. $3 donation per person suggested. Food is available and plan to enjoy a slice of homemade pie. "THE PUMPKIN PIE WAS DELICIOUS", Donna
Visit http://glidewildflowershow.org/ for details.

Monday June 13 Field Trip: Cougar Bluff
Leaving Roseburg at 8 AM returning late afternoon

Cougar Bluffs tops out at 4700' elevation above the North Umpqua River up Wright Creek Road. We expect to see a variety of wildflowers this time of year. Forest wildflowers such as Phlox Adsurgens (woodland phlox) and stunning rock garden species such as Gilia capitata (bluefield gilia), Penstemon cardwellii (Cardwell’s penstemon), are sure to please. 1-1/2 hours from Roseburg. We may not get all the way, but the route getting to ridge near Cougar Bluff is fabulous.

Sunday, June 19 Field Trip: King Mountain ACEC east of Wolf Creek along the I-5 corridor
Leaving Roseburg at 8 AM returning late afternoon

This area has never disappointed photographers, hikers or plant enthusiasts due to the variety of plant species. Situated at an elevation of 5,033 feet, roughly 8.5 air-miles east of Wolf Creek.This rocky sub-alpine mountain top offers expansive views of the Klamath Mountains in every direction. It is habitat for the rare endemic Siskiyou fritillary, (Fritillaria glauca) as well as a multitude of “serpentine” tolerant species. A trail with a slight uphill climb leads to the botanical garden. Dress for (often cold) weather.

June 26, Field Trip: Bilger Ridge in the North Myrtle Creek watershed
Leaving Roseburg at 9 AM returning mid afternoon

Time for our yearly trek to BiIger Ridge to see our very own beautiful mariposa lily, the Calochortus Coxii. We have special permission from the BLM to visit this location.
The walk is easy and there is ample parking. This calochortus is one of the rarest flowers in the world. It grows only in a 5 mile area,
which is not contiguous, in a special serpentine range on the ridge between Riddle & Myrtle Creek Oregon. It is listed on Oregon’s rare and endangered species list. Ian Brinter, BLM botanist for the Myrtle Creek area will lead this field trip.

2021

Field Trip is scheduled for Sunday July 11 Hemlock Lake in Glide. 8 am to 4:30
Enjoy a scenic short hike around Hemlock Lake We hope to see a great variety of flora such as Eurybia radulina (formerly Aster radulinus, rough-leaved aster), Penstemon cardwellii (Cardwell’s penstemon), and Castilleja pruinosa (frosted Indian paintbrush). Also includes stops of botanical interest on the way along Little River Rd. 1-1/2 hour drive from Roseburg. Moderate hiking. Leader:: chapter president Rod Trotter.

2019
**June 15, Saturday, Field Trip Bilger Ridge
We are heading back to BiIger Ridge to see our very own mariposa lily, Calochortus Coxii. It only grows in a few isolated areas in Douglas County and is listed on Oregon’s rare and endangered species list.

**June 23, Sunday, Field Trip, King Mountain
This area has never disappointed photographers, hikers or plant enthusiasts due to the variety of plant species. Situated at an elevation of 5,033 feet, roughly 8.5 air-miles east of Wolf Creek, this rocky subalpine mountaintop offers expansive views of the Klamath Mountains in every direction; and is habitat for the rare endemic Siskiyou fritillary (Fritillaria glauca) as well as a multitude of “serpentine” tolerant species. A trail, with a slight uphill climb leads to the botanical garden.

**May 28, Tuesday, Field Trip Lower Twin Lake
The area is one of the jewels of the North Umpqua and it is worth seeing the stunning clear blue lake and giant old growth trees regardless of the bloom. A great diversity of wildflowers to be seen there. About an hour drive from Roseburg.

**June 3, Monday, Field Trip Cougar Bluff
Join us as we explore the area around Cougar Bluffs. Cougar Bluffs tops out at 4700' elevation above the North Umpqua River up Wright Creek Road. Easy-to-moderate hiking. 1-1/2 hours drive from Roseburg .

**June 9, Sunday,Field Trip, Valley Floor Trek, Roseburg Area. Explore the Umpqua's lowland valley and oak savannah flora in near-by areas with our local chapter's student of medicinal botanicals. Look for elegant calicoflower (Downingia elegans), tiger lilies (Lilium columbianum), larkspurs (Delphinium species), and rough popcornflower (Plagiobothrys hirtus).

SUNDAY MAY 19 , Field Trip, 9 AM. - 4 PM
Ragged Ridge is located up the North Umpqua River near Steamboat Creek above 3000' elevation.
Participants will be treated to a tour of the Ragged Ridge-Dry Creek area. We will be looking for white iris, buckwheats, sedums and other species blooming at that elevation.

FIELD TRIP Rogue River at Graves Creek:
Monday April 1, 8:30 to 3:30
Rod Trotter, field trip leader is enthusiastic about this field trip. He is reporting glorious wildflowers blooming in a rainbow of colors. It is an all day trip. It's at the Rogue this adventure begins. We will be exploring along the creek where a banquet of wildflowers have been seen in recent years. Species spotted on previous trips: fritillaria recurva, (lily family) popcorn flower, coast delphinium (larkspur), prairie stars, and lomatiums, (desert parsley) We hope our members and friends and their families are able to join us on this field trip. .

April 7, Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm
Field Trip: Explore Beatty Rock, a monolithic outcropping of conglomerate
in the lower Cow Creek watershed. This is one of our favorite spots. Wildflower display is continuously changing all spring. We will explore along lower Cow Creek Road to examine the California sword fern (Polysticum californicum), spring phacelia (Phacelia verna), a rare moss (Pseudoleskeella serpentinensis), and the fairy slipper orchid (Calypso bulbosa). The first stop is at the mouth of Beatty Creek some 8 miles up paved Cow Creek Road. There we will amble about on Beatty Rock. The second stop is 1.8 miles further down Cow Creek Road at the BLM Island Wayside Anticipate climbing on sloping mossy (slippery) rock for viewing ferns . Ride sharing is encouraged. Parking is limited. Bring lunch and dress for the weather conditions.

March 24 , Sunday 9 am- 3pm
Field Trip: Early spring wildflowers in
Olalla Creek watershed
Rod Trotter will lead us to Olalla Creek on Upper Olalla Road south of Tenmile, Oregon to view the first wildflowers of spring including: Oregon fetid adder’s tongue (Scoliopus hallii), gold star (Crocidium multicaule), baby blue-eyes (Nemophila var. atomaria), rosy plectritis (Plectritis congesta). We will make several stops along Olalla Creek. Ride sharing is encouraged. Bring lunch and dress for the weather conditions. Easy walking on this trip. Remember to call Donna if you plan to come.

February 14, Thursday 7 pm
Program: The New OregonFlora Website with Stephen Meyers
Please join our chapter to greet Stephen and learn more about this great resource. February 14th at 7 pm. Rm 310, Douglas County Courthouse,1036 NE Douglas Ave, Roseburg. Light refreshments will be served. Stephen Meyers (Taxonomic Director of OregonFlora) will explain and demonstrate the new OregonFlora website. New features include: mapping and creating inventory lists with user selected area maps, multiple entry identification keys, geographic information system (GIS) capabilities, and gardening with native plant species.
The mission of the Oregon Flora Project is to serve as the primary steward of Oregon's botanical information and to guide its use and application. If you want to look at the
current website and learn more about OregonFlora achievements and future goals visit http://www.oregonflora.org

December 13, 6 pm holiday potluck social.
We would like to invite our members and friends to our December holiday potluck. (no business meeting). We will gather in room 310 at the Douglas County Courthouse starting at 6 pm on December 13. Please bring a dish to share. It is a good time to socialize with members and friends and maybe meet someone new. Hope to see you there! We will have dinner before the class discussion . Peggy and Howell Estes will continue our Botany 101 classes. We will be reviewing the 8 families we have been studying from our "Botany in a Day" workbook. Brush up on your knowledge, concentrate on food/edible, natural defenses and family characteristics of the 8 families mentioned below. Bring a flowering specimen from one of these families to examine and discuss.

We are planning our annual summer picnic, August 25 starting at 12 noon. We hope you can join us. Hosted by Peggy and Howell Estes in Glendale.

Field Trip. August 18, 8:00 departure time
Fish Creek Meadow
Join Rod Trotter and other members on a trip to Fish Creek Meadow, located near Fish Mountain. We will see a wide assortment of flowers, including several mimulus (monkey flower), penstemons, violets, and ribes (currant).

JUNE 23, Saturday, departure time 9:30 am to 3 pm
Field Trip: destination changed to Hemlock Lake
Enjoy a scenic short hike around Hemlock Lake We hope to see a great variety of flora such as Eurybia radulina (formerly Aster radulinus, rough-leaved aster), Penstemon cardwellii (Cardwell’s penstemon), and Castilleja pruinosa (frosted Indian paintbrush). Also includes stops of botanical interest on the way along Little River Rd. 1-1/2 hour drive from Roseburg. Moderate hiking. Leader: chapter president Neal Hadley

Field Trip: Bilger Ridge, Myrtle Creek
JUNE 16, Saturday, 9:30 am - 3 pm
We are heading to BiIger Ridge near Myrtle Creek, Or. to see our very own mariposa lily, Calochortus Coxii. It only grows in a few isolated areas in Douglas County and is listed on Oregon’s rare and endangered species list. Chapter members will escort us to an area we can explore and take photos. Lake in the woods is an alternate destination. Please join us. Dress for the weather, bring lunch and water.

JUNE 2, Saturday
Field Trip: Cougar Bluffs, cancelled
JUNE 9, Saturday, 9:30am - 4:00 pm

Field Trip: King Mountain
Chapter member Rod Trotter will lead this NPSO field trip to the King Mountain botanical garden, designated by the Bureau of Land Management as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). Situated at an elevation of 5,033 feet, roughly 8.5 air-miles east of Wolf Creek, this rocky subalpine mountaintop offers expansive views of the Klamath Mountains in every direction; and is habitat for the rare endemic Siskiyou fritillary (Fritillaria glauca) as well as a multitude of “serpentine” tolerant species. This area has never disappointed photographers, hikers or plant enthusiasts due to the variety of plant species. Plants that we expect to see include several species of Eriogonum, Sedum, Penstemon, Fritillaria and some unusual Phacellias and more. This is an easy stroll. Check our facebook page for photos.

19, Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm
Field Trip: Explore Beatty Rock, a monolithic outcropping of conglomerate in the lower Cow Creek watershed.
We will be returning to Beatty Rock to see what changes have occurred since our trip there in March. This is one of our favorite spots. Wildflower display is continuously changing all spring. First stop is at the mouth of Beatty Creek some 8 miles up paved Cow Creek Road. There we will amble about on Beatty Rock. The second stop is 1.8 miles further down the Cow Creek Road at the BLM Island Wayside. Anticipate climbing on sloping mossy (slippery) rock for viewing ferns. Ride sharing is encouraged, parking is limited.

FIELD TRIP: Ragged Ridge
May 12 , 9 am to 3:30 pm
Steamboat Creek area North Umpqua Hwy
Ragged Ridge is located up the North Umpqua River at the mouth of the Steamboat Creek. Participants will be treated to a tour of the Ragged Ridge-Dry Creek area to see unusual and endemic flora such as Kalmiopsis fragrans (fragrant kalmiopsis), Asplenium septentrionale (grass fern), and Sarcodes sanguinea (snow plant). Moderate. We also hope to see paint brush, spotted orchid. We may be off trail at times so wear appropriate shoes. Bring lunch and water and camera.
The destination area is 1 hour drive from Roseburg, Our Leader: Rod Trotter 541-672-1907

Field Trip: Roseburg Area Habitat
Sunday, May 6, 9 am to 2 pm.
Explore the Umpqua's lowland valley and oak savannah flora in near-by areas with our local chapter's student of medicinal botanicals.
We hope to find tiger lilies (Lilium columbianum), and larkspurs (Delphinium species) to name just a few species blooming now.
The Veteran’s Administration oak savannah will be a major stop. This field trip will include at least 2 local native landscapes that
the chapter is involved with. Leader: Rod Trotter.

Presentation: Thursday March 8, 7pm. Larry Broeker will give us a photo journal of his travels in 2017. Larry is a retired geologist and has expanded his interests to include native plants in and around Oregon. Join us for refreshments and a colorful, informative evening.with Larry. Rm 310, Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 NE Douglas Ave, Roseburg, Oregon.

March 10 , Saturday, 9 am- 3pm
Field Trip: Early spring wildflowers in
Olalla Creek watershed
Ted Schattenkerk will lead us to Upper Olalla Road south of Tenmile, Oregon to view the first wildflowers of spring including: Oregon fetid adder’s tongue (Scoliopus hallii), gold star (Crocidium multicaule), baby blue-eyes (Nemophila var. atomaria), rosy plectritis (Plectritis congesta). We will make several stops along Olalla Creek. Ride sharing is encouraged. Bring lunch and dress for the weather conditions. Easy walking on this trip.

March 17, Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm
Field Trip: Explore Beatty Rock, a monolithic outcropping of conglomerate
in the lower Cow Creek watershed.
We will explore along lower Cow Creek Road to examine the California sword fern (Polysticum californicum), spring phacelia (Phacelia verna), a rare moss (Pseudoleskeella serpentinensis), and the fairy slipper orchid (Calypso bulbosa). The first stop is at the mouth of Beatty Creek some 8 miles up paved Cow Creek Road. There we will amble about on Beatty Rock. The second stop is 1.8 miles further down the Cow Creek Road at the BLM Island Wayside Anticipate climbing on sloping mossy (slippery) rock for viewing ferns . Ride sharing is encouraged. Parking is limited. Bring lunch and dress for the weather conditions.

Saturday, March 24, 9:30 am !!!!! FIELD TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER !!!!!
Field Trip: North Bank Habitat Management Area (BLM)
North Bank Habitat Trail System is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sutherlin, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. This area was set aside to provide secure habitat for the Columbian white-tailed deer and other special status species. It is a popular spot for enjoying wildflowers or bird watching. We will be looking for Sidalcea cusickii (Cusick's checkermallow), Limnanthes douglasii (Douglas meadowfoam), and unique prairie grasses and graminoids. Easy hikes (with water resistant boots). 15-30 minute drive from Roseburg.