REGISTRATION will open on April 1 at 6am.
Hike with botanist, naturalist, and SOLC Stewardship Director, Kristi Mergenthaler, on this beautiful property east of Ashland for a plant walk and learn about grassland ecology. The City of Ashland’s Imperatrice property, in the Cascade Mountain Foothills, is a stunning 876-acre property with lovely flowers, rare plants, and glorious views of the southern Bear Creek Valley, and a rare breeding colony of Grasshopper Sparrows.
Guide: Kristi Mergenthaler
Meeting Location: Near Ashland's Interstate exit 19 to carpool. Exact meeting location and directions will be emailed upon registration.
Difficulty: Moderately challenging, steep uphill on rough trails up to 2.5 miles. Due to weed seeds and ticks, long pants advised. No bathrooms.
Folks on the waiting list often get invited to the hike, so please add your name if the hike is full.
Banner image: Wildflower photo by Sisalee Leavitt.