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Wildflower Walk – Botany & Birds at Centennial Marsh

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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 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 9:30 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

 

Watercolor Explorations – Flowers

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Watercolor Explorations – 3 Days, 3 Subjects

Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19.

A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days of this hands on series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work on the subject listed below. Photographic reference material and, when possible, specimens will be made available.  All levels are welcome.  No previous drawing or painting experience required.  Some supplies will be provided by the instructor.

Watercolor Explorations – Flowers, the third of the series, will be held Thursday, August 24.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their techniques, it will be held at the Garden from 10 AM – 3:30 PM.

Day 1: Leaves, 8/22

Day 2: Branches, 8/23

Day 3: Flowers, 8/24

Cost: Flowers: $125 SBG member/$150 nonmember. Sign up for all three workshops in the Watercolor Explorations series for only $300. Preregistration required; payment reserves your spot.

Class limit: 12 students

Instructor: Laura Vogel is an exceptional botanical artist and widely recognized for her ability to teach students of all abilities.  She has been an instructor for the New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art & Illustration Program for 21 years.  Ms Vogel received her BA with a major in painting and minor in ceramics. Her interest in plants and art led her to in depth studies in botany at William Paterson University and plant illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. She worked as a freelance botanical illustrator for Dr. Noel Holmgren at NYBG, illustrating over 1300 new drawings for The Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist’s Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. In 1998, the Illustrated Companion was awarded Top Bioscience Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers.

Watercolor Explorations – Branches

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Watercolor Explorations – 3 Days, 3 Subjects

Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19.

A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days in this hands series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work on the subject listed below. Photographic reference material and, when possible, specimens will be made available.  All levels are welcome.  No previous drawing or painting experience required.  Some supplies will be provided by the instructor.

Watercolor Explorations – Branches, the second of the series, will be held Wednesday, August 23.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their techniques, it will be held at the Garden from 10 AM – 3:30 PM.

Day 1: Leaves, 8/22

Day 2: Branches, 8/23

Day 3: Flowers, 8/24

Cost: Branches: $125 SBG member/$150 nonmember. Sign up for all three workshops in the Watercolor Explorations series for only $300. Preregistration required; payment reserves your spot.

Class limit: 12 students

Instructor: Laura Vogel is an exceptional botanical artist and widely recognized for her ability to teach students of all abilities.  She has been an instructor for the New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art & Illustration Program for 21 years.  Ms Vogel received her BA with a major in painting and minor in ceramics. Her interest in plants and art led her to in depth studies in botany at William Paterson University and plant illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. She worked as a freelance botanical illustrator for Dr. Noel Holmgren at NYBG, illustrating over 1300 new drawings for The Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist’s Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. In 1998, the Illustrated Companion was awarded Top Bioscience Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers.

Watercolor Explorations – Leaves

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Watercolor Explorations – 3 Days, 3 Subjects

Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19.

A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days of this hands series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work on the subject listed below. Photographic reference material and, when possible, specimens will be made available.  All levels are welcome.  No previous drawing or painting experience required.  Some supplies will be provided by the instructor.

Watercolor Explorations – Flowers, the third of the series, will be held Thursday, August 24.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their techniques, it will be held at the Garden from 10 AM – 3:30 PM.

Day 1: Leaves, 8/22

Day 2: Branches, 8/23

Day 3: Flowers, 8/24

Cost: Leaves: $125 for SBG member/$150 nonmember. Sign up for all three workshops in the Watercolor Explorations series for only $300. Preregistration required; payment reserves your spot.

Class limit: 12 students

Instructor: Laura Vogel is an exceptional botanical artist and widely recognized for her ability to teach students of all abilities. She has been an instructor for the New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art & Illustration Program for 21 years.  Ms Vogel received her BA with a major in painting and minor in ceramics. Her interest in plants and art led her to in depth studies in botany at William Paterson University and plant illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. She worked as a freelance botanical illustrator for Dr. Noel Holmgren at NYBG, illustrating over 1300 new drawings for The Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist’s Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. In 1998, the Illustrated Companion was awarded Top Bioscience Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers.

Watercolor Techniques

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Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for four intimate, 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24. Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop.

Watercolor Techniques will be held Saturday, August 19.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their techniques, it will be held at the Garden from 10 AM – 4 PM.  Then perhaps you’d like to dive into 3 subjects in 3 days during the Watercolor Explorations series Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two, three or all four days of hands on watercolor workshops and learn botanical watercolor techniques.

Cost: Techniques: $90 for SBG member/$100 nonmember. Preregistration required; payment reserves your spot.

Class limit: 12 students

Instructor: Laura Vogel is an exceptional botanical artist and widely recognized for her ability to teach students of all abilities.  She has been an instructor for the New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art & Illustration Program for 21 years.

Ms Vogel received her BA with a major in painting and minor in ceramics. Her interest in plants and art led her to in depth studies in botany at William Paterson University and plant illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. She worked as a freelance botanical illustrator for Dr. Noel Holmgren at NYBG, illustrating over 1300 new drawings for The Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist’s Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. In 1998, the Illustrated Companion was awarded Top Bioscience Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers.

 

Daisy Doodles – Art in the Garden

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Tell a story…Explore the Garden…Journal…Create a Book…Bind & Glue…Paint….Sketch…Observe!

Daisy Doodles is a fun, 2-day exploration of book making, journaling and art under the mentorship a local artist. Children will weave stories by creating hand-made books inspired by the garden’s flowers, trees and creek. Materials and snacks are provided.  Suitable for ages 8-10 for a maximum of 10 children.

Dates:  July 10-11, Monday & Tuesday, from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Instructor:  Kate O’Brien, art teacher at Bellevue Elementary School.

Cost: $25

 

Junior Master Gardener series

Junior Master Gardener

By popular demand!  The Sawtooth Botanical Garden and 4-H will cohost the Junior Master Gardener camp!  JMG engages children in novel, hands-on group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the mind.  Kids will enjoy individual and group activities, help prepare ethnic lunches, participate in fun educational games, learn life skills plus leave with a JMG Certification! Perfect for 4th – 8th graders.

Dates: Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27; 9:45 AM – 2:30 PM

Instructors: Kathi Kimball (University of Idaho Blaine County Extension 4-H Program) and Kristin Fletcher (SBG Education Director)

Cost: $25, advance registration only.

Register: Contact Kathi Kimball at 208-788-5585 or Kristin Fletcher at (208) 726-9358

Junior Master Gardener series

Junior Master Gardener

By popular demand!  The Sawtooth Botanical Garden and 4-H will cohost the Junior Master Gardener camp!  JMG engages children in novel, hands-on group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the mind.  Kids will enjoy individual and group activities, help prepare ethnic lunches, participate in fun educational games, learn life skills plus leave with a JMG Certification! Perfect for 4th – 8th graders.

Dates: Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27; 9:45 AM – 2:30 PM

Instructors: Kathi Kimball (University of Idaho Blaine County Extension 4-H Program) and Kristin Fletcher (SBG Education Director)

Cost: $25, advance registration only.

Register: Contact Kathi Kimball at 208-788-5585 or Kristin Fletcher at (208) 726-9358

Critters in the Garden – POSTPONED til later this summer

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Look familiar?  No matter where you live in the Wood River Valley, you’ve probably experienced the fondness of voles, rabbits, deer and other critters for veggies and flowers, even trees.  This class will explore why wildlife wants to eat your plants and how to get them to stop. Nonlethal methods will be emphasized. Information will also be presented about plants that resist wildlife depredation as well as those are harmful to wildlife and should be avoided.

Date/time: Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Cost: $5 for SBG members/$10 for nonmembers – To register online click here.

Instructor: Kelton Hatch has worked for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for 13 years. He is currently the Regional Conservation Educator for Region 4, an area ranging from Galena Summit to the Nevada border and American Falls to Mountain Home. A 5th generation Idaho native, he grew up on a cattle ranch in Southeastern Idaho and now teaches on a variety of issues facing Idaho residents.

Junior Master Gardener series

Junior Master Gardener

By popular demand!  The Sawtooth Botanical Garden and 4-H will cohost the Junior Master Gardener camp!  JMG engages children in novel, hands-on group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the mind.  Kids will enjoy individual and group activities, help prepare ethnic lunches, participate in fun educational games, learn life skills plus leave with a JMG Certification! Perfect for 4th – 8th graders.

Dates: Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27; 9:45 AM – 2:30 PM

Instructors: Kathi Kimball (University of Idaho Blaine County Extension 4-H Program) and Kristin Fletcher (SBG Education Director)

Cost: $25, advance registration only.

Register: Contact Kathi Kimball at 208-788-5585 or Kristin Fletcher at (208) 726-9358