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Wildflower Walks – One (heck of a) Big Tree
September 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pmFree
By some miracle a few huge trees in our area have survived myriad natural and human assaults – wildfire, drought, insects, logging and more. For John Shelley, retired US Forest Service range specialist, it’s become a personal quest to discover all of them, like the Douglas-fir in image. This year we will visit perhaps the largest Ponderosa Pine in our area. We’ll bring forestry instruments and measure its height, width and crown, and then submit our findings to the Idaho Big Tree Program. Maybe we’ll find a winner!
Wildflower 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 and INPS are welcome.
This is part of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden’s 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.
Destination: via Dollarhide Road
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Meeting Location & Time: Meet at 8:30 AM at Sawtooth Botanical Garden (Highway 75 and Gimlet Rd./4 miles south of Ketchum).
Return Time: by 5:00 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 & Lisa Horton, wildflower enthusiasts
- June 27 – Early WRV Wildflowers (Part 2; 9:30 AM), Jeanne Cassell & Lisa Horton, wildflower enthusiasts
- 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