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October 2018

Wildflower Walks – Autumn Color

October 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Free

Who doesn't love the glorious colors of autumn that bring summer to a close?  Jim Rineholt, retired Sawtooth National Recreation Area forester, will lead participants to several top spots for fall color. He'll talk about the influences that cause leaves to turn color and why leaves turn the color they do. An appropriate conclusion to this year's successful wildflower walk series. Wildflower Walks are free and happen rain or shine. Bring appropriate outerwear, sturdy walking shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and lunch. Some…

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Idaho Paleobotany with Dr. Bill Rember

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$15 - $18

University of Idaho's Dr. Bill Rember knows a thing or two about fossils, especially the Clarkia Flora of northern Idaho. First discovered in 1972 during construction of a snowmobile racetrack, the fossils are preserved in Miocene lake sediments formed about 15,000,000 years ago. The area has remained tectonically stable and leaves often show their original fall colors!  Come learn more about the research conducted at this fascinating site. Bill Rember, affiliate professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Idaho,…

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November 2018

Astronomy in the Garden – The horse, the maiden and the queen

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$10 - $12

Dr. Tim Frazier, our favorite astronomy buff and president of the Magic Valley Astronomical Society, will offer 4 nights of lectures and night sky viewing in 2018. Participants will start inside at 7:00 pm with a featured lecture (see schedule below). Then, weather permitting, we'll move outside at 8:00 pm to observe “Oh Wow!” deep sky objects and other celestial wonders. Kristin Fletcher, SBG Education Director, will share lore about constellations visible with the naked eye. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars or spotting…

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