Klamath Trails Alliance meeting June 14
Klamath Trails Alliance will have its June trail meeting Friday, June 14, according to a news release. The meeting will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the South Portal Building, 205 Riverside Drive.
Participants are encouraged to come for all or part of the meeting. To join KTA’s meetup group for upcoming trail maintenance days, visit meetup.com/Klamath-Trails-Alliance-Meetup.
Collier hosts Jr. Beaver Program in June
Collier Memorial State Park and Logging Museum is hosting a Jr. Beaver junior ranger program in June, according to a news release.
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. in June, hands-on activities about features of the park will be offered. Children completing three or more self-guided activities will earn a junior ranger badge. The Jr. Beaver Lodge is located near the gate of the logging museum at 46000 Highway 97. For more information, call the park at 541-783-2471.
Upcoming astronomy events:
A free astronomy event to view other planets in the solar system, including Mars, Mercury and Jupiter, will be at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Liskey Farms on Lower Klamath Lake Road, according to a news release.
Participants are advised to bring a jacket an insect repellent and asked to turn off headlights as they enter the parking area at Liskey Farms. Anyone who would like advice on setting up their own telescope is encouraged to arrive early. For more information contact the museum at 541-882-1000.
Other upcoming events include:
Aug. 3 – Astronomy “superstars” Jupiter and Saturn
Sept. 21 – Moon in the morning
Oct. 5 – Fall Astronomy Day
Nov. 11 – Mercury transit across the sun
Nov. 23 – Venus meets Jupiter
Dec. 28 – Moon and Venus photo opportunity
Final nature walk in series planned
The last walk in the “Klamath Backyard Nature Walks” series will be offered at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. The topic will be Klamath geology and Moore Park backcountry. Participants will meet at the trailhead above Riverside School. The walk is described as moderate to difficult, with a steep trail and uneven ground.
Discussion will be based on outlines from Oregon State University’s Master Naturalist program. For information, call Ron Crete at 218-841-7101.
Klamath Lake Land Trust hikes:
Hank’s Marsh: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Guided paddle through Hank’s Marsh on Upper Klamath Lake. See native plants, birds, and other species.
Williamson River Delta: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Join the Klamath Lake Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy on a kayak trip to the Williamson River Delta. See the results of restoration following levee removal 10 years ago.
Sycan Homestead & Coyote Bucket: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Klamath Lake Land Trust’s newest property along the Sycan River includes 2 miles of riverfront, two historic homesteads, springs, and unusual rock canyons.
Ranger Springs: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. See Ranger Springs gush from the ground, surrounded by wildflowers. Total distance is 6 miles with elevation gain and loss.
Caledonia Woodlands: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Take a gentle walk through a mature white oak woodland, with views of Upper Klamath Lake. Learn about local history of the site, hang up birdhouses and enjoy a picnic lunch.