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Winter Wildlife Walk

Join us February 23rd from 9am-2pm for a Winter Wildlife Walk led by Jeanine Moy.

Enjoy the serenity of the snow, and learn about the hidden worlds of winter in the Cascade hills. We'll explore the wildlife habitat of mixed conifer forest, and upland meadows on the north side of the Monument, the Dead Indian Plateau. To become more familiar with the local winter ecology, our hike will focus on mammal and bird tracking, making habitat observations, and reading the wider landscape for clues of the land-use history.

Hike leader: Jeanine Moy, Vesper Meadow Restoration and Education Program

Hike Location: Meeting at Buck Prairie II at 9:30AM, and walking to Vesper Meadow, approximately 1.5 miles of walking on uneven ground, off-trail, and very possibly through snow.
Carpool: Self-organized carpool available from the Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland at 9am, returning around 2pm.

Please wear appropriate waterproof layers, gloves, boots, and bring a day-pack with water and lunch. Some refreshments will be provided. Field guides and camera encouraged!

RSVP here! Please provide phone and email, we will contact you the day before the event to confirm snow conditions so that participants may choose to bring snowshoes. Snowshoes are available to rent at Get n Gear and Mountain Provisions in Ashland.

RSVP at eventbrite.com

Earlier Event: October 20
Monument Public Lands Day
Later Event: March 14
Monument Research Symposium