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Butterflies at Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Learn from Linda Kappen and Kathleen Donham how to safely catch and identify butterflies on a privately conserved property on the Siskiyou Summit called Sky King Cole and on the adjacent Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This event is perfect for beginners; kids are welcome.

Linda Kappen hosts a butterfly garden at Applegate Elementary School and shares her enthusiasm and knowledge of butterflies with her students and local groups. Kathleen Donham has researched pollination ecology and is a former SOLC board member. They will guide everyone on easy short walks, stopping at butterfly-rich spots on Pilot Rock Road.

Guide: Linda Kappen & Kathleen Donham
Focus: Butterfly Identification & Appreciation
Limit: 15
Meeting Location: Carpool from Ashland. Exact meeting location and directions will be emailed upon registration. Contact us for alternative carpooling options for local residents.
Difficulty: Easy slow-paced short walks on generally flat ground on roads, trails and off-trail.

For more info or help with registration call 541.482.3069 or email

Waiting List:
Folks on the waiting list often get invited to the hike, so please add your name if the hike is full.

Banner image: Photo by Sisalee Leavitt.