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Wildflower Walk – Botany & Birds at Centennial Marsh
June 3, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pmFree
Join local botanist Carol Blackburn, naturalist Ann Christensen and birding experts for the spectacular blue camas lilies of Centennial Marsh. We’ll watch raptors and migrating shorebirds, so bring binoculars if you have them. We’ll also stop to discuss the causes and impacts of the Bannock War between Shoshoni-Bannock tribes and white settlers. This is the first of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden’s (SBG) popular summer wildflower walk series to some of our area’s most diverse and spectacular habitats. Hosted in partnership with the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society.
Walks are free and happen rain or shine. Bring appropriate outerwear, sturdy walking shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and lunch. Some walks are appropriate for children age 7 years and older accompanied by an adult. Call if you have questions, but please leave Fido at home. Carpooling is encouraged to help lessen our environmental footprint. Donations to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden are welcome.
Destination: Camas Prairie and Centennial Marsh
Meeting Location & Time: Meet at 8:30 AM at Sawtooth Botanical Garden (Highway 75 and Gimlet Rd./4 miles south of Ketchum) or 9:30 AM at Timmerman Hill rest stop (blinking light, 9 miles south of Bellevue on Highway 75) or 10:15 AM at the Fairfield Ranger District office in Fairfield.
Return Time: by 3:00 PM
2018 Wildflower Walk series
- May 19 – Botany & Birds at Centennial Marsh, Local botanists and birders
- June 1-2 – Rare Plants of Craters of the Moon, Lynn Kinter, IDFG botanist (evening talk & all day field trip)
- June 13 – Early WRV Wildflowers (Part 1; 9:30 AM), Jeanne Cassell, wildflower enthusiast
- June 27 – Early WRV Wildflowers (Part 2; 9:30 AM), Jeanne Cassell, wildflower enthusiast
- July 14 – Mountain Wildflowers of 4th of July Lake, TBD
- August 11 – Apollo Creek Meadows, Lisa Horton, botanist, and friends
- Sept. 15 – One (heck of a) Big Tree, John Shelly, retired Forest Service
- October 6 – Autumn Color, Jim Rineholt, retired Forest Service forester