Get involved in science and conservation work happening in your backyard!
Join us on Saturday, September 7 as we take a trip up to Willow-Witt Ranch, a privately owned operating ranch and ecological restoration site located within the boundaries of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument to learn more about the natural history of the western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata). At the pond on the ranch, we will be taking on the role of scientists alongside Dr. Michael Parker, trapping turtles and collecting data, as well as making observations of basking turtles.
Directions: We will be meeting at 8:30 am in the Rite Aid parking lot (corner of Ashland Street and Tolman Creek Road). Park at the east end, near the Rodeway Inn. From there we will carpool to the monument.
Hike Duration: 1 mile round-trip
Hike Length: 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy
On the day of the hike:
Wear comfortable hiking shoes
Bring lunch, snacks, and enough water for the day
Additional items: Hat, Sunscreen, Binoculars, Walking Stick, Hand Lens
Please be considerate of the group and meet on time at the designated location.