Spring is our busiest and most fun season of the year. It’s when we get outside and explore, enjoy and celebrate the land the best way we know how – hikes and work parties. We’d like to thank the volunteers who helped us get out and show us the meaning of conservation.
On Thursday, April 18 new members came together for a walk in the Jacksonville Woodlands and scrumptious dinner made by Chef Kristen at the Jacksonville Community Center.
SOLC Land Stewards, Karen and Kristi, are looney for citizen science, also called community science. Community scientists document observations of the natural world and share the data with a referred database. The data is then made available to researchers. In this article learn about the importance of community science and some ways you can contribute to this global movement.
Enjoy this report from the field by Norm Barrett, volunteer dragonfly hike guide. It is full of photos, descriptions, and tips for identifying these prehistoric insects.
In July, our new members were treated to a delicious brunch under the shade trees at Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House. Enjoy photos of the day!
See highlights from the 2018 Member Picnic and Annual Meeting.
Oredson Todd Woods, a conserved park in Ashland, was abuzz recently with the excited and curious energy of lots of 4th and 5th graders. They left their indoor classrooms for the outdoors to attend our Loving the Land annual student camp. For a wonderful write up of the program, check out the Daily Tidings article by John Darling.
Owners of a conserved property in Takilma located in the East Fork Illinois River Watershed captured some nice footage of a bobcat and Pacific fisher visiting a salmon carcass along a tributary through their land.
This month we are highlighting conserved public-access natural areas in Jacksonville, Ore. We are grateful to the City of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Woodlands Association, and the selfless volunteers who help protect the lands we love for the people we love. We hope you enjoy this month’s “hike” down memory lane.
This month we are highlighting two conserved public-access properties located in Ashland, Ore. We are grateful to the City of Ashland, the Ashland Woodland & Trails Association, and the countless volunteers who help maintain these incredible natural gems. We hope you enjoy this month’s “hike” down memory lane