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Wildflower Walks: Whitebark Pines of Galena Summit
August 27, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pmFREE
Join the Sawtooth Botanical Garden (SBG) and the Idaho Native Plant Society for this popular summer wildflower walk series to some of the area’s most diverse and spectacular habitats. 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.
Whitebark Pines of Galena Summit
Sawtooth National Recreation Area biologist Robin Garwood will lead a field trip about whitebark pines. We’ll visit a restoration site, identify white pine blister rust and mountain pine beetle sign, and maybe watch Clark’s nutcrackers harvesting seeds! This is the 4th of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden’s popular summer wildflower walk series to some of our area’s most diverse and spectacular habitats.
Destination: Galena Summit
Difficulty: Moderate-difficult (elevation 8,700); the road off of Highway 75 requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
Meeting Time & Location: Meet at 8:30 AM at Sawtooth Botanical Garden (Highway 75 and Gimlet Rd., 4 miles south of Ketchum) or 9:20 AM Sawtooth National Recreational Area Headquarters (7 miles north of Ketchum on Highway 75) to carpool.
Return Time: by 1:00 PM
Trip Leader: Robin Garwood lives in Hailey and is a Wildlife Biologist who has worked for the Sawtooth National Recreation Area for 25 years. Robin has a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from the University of Tennessee and an M.S. in Raptor Biology from Boise State University. Previously she worked for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Bureau of Land Management and also served on the Wood River Land Trust Board from 2001-2013.