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Wildflower Walks – Botany & Birds at Centennial Marsh

May 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm



Join local botanists, naturalists and birders as we enjoy the spectacular blue camas lilies of Centennial Marsh. We’ll observe raptors and migrating shorebirds, so bring binoculars if you have them. We’ll also learn about the causes and impacts of the Bannock War between Shoshoni-Bannock tribes and white settlers. This is the 1st 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 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; if carpooling, consider helping your driver pay for gas. Donations to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden are welcome.

Destination: Camas Prairie and Centennial Marsh

Difficulty: Easy

Meeting Location & Time: Meet at 8:30 AM at Sawtooth Botanical Garden (Highway 75 and Gimlet Rd./4 miles south of Ketchum) or 9:15 AM at Timmerman Hill rest stop (blinking light on Highway 74, 9 miles south of Bellevue) or 10:00 AM at the Fairfield Ranger District office in Fairfield.

Return Time: by 4:00 PM

2018 Field Trip Schedule

  • May 19 – Botany & Birds at Centennial Marsh with local botanists, naturalists and birders
  • June 1-2 – Rare Plants of Craters of the Moon with Lynn Kinter, botanist, IDFG (evening talk and all day field trip)
  • June 13 – Early WRV Wildflowers, Part 1; 9:30 AM start with Jeanne Cassell, wildflower enthusiast
  • June 27 – Early WRV Wildflowers, Part 2; 9:30 AM start with Jeanne Cassell, wildflower enthusiast
  • July 14 – Mountain Wildflowers of 4th of July Lake; trip leader TBD
  • August 11 – Apollo Creek Meadows with Lisa Horton, botanist, and friends
  • September 15 – One (heck of a) Big Tree with John Shelly, INPS President and retired US Forest Service plant specialist
  • October 6 – Autumn Color with Jim Rineholt, retired Forest Service forester


May 19, 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sawtooth Botanical Garden


Sawtooth Botanical Garden
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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