Protect Your Headwaters: a day of stewardship collaboration
Aug
29
9:00 AM09:00

Protect Your Headwaters: a day of stewardship collaboration

It’s going to be a big collaboration for volunteer stewardship in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument! Join this community effort led by Vesper Meadow Education Program, Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Medford BLM, and The Nature Conservancy for a day of volunteer stewardship at headwaters of the Rogue River watershed.

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Vesper Meadow Celebration!
Sep
28
3:00 PM15:00

Vesper Meadow Celebration!

We invite you to join us in celebration of our one year anniversary of the Vesper Meadow Restoration Preserve and Education Program. Trail walks, Vesper Meadow honey debut, music, food truck, and the premiere of the modern Vesper Meadow folk tale with local storyteller Thomas Doty.

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Making Art of the Aspen Grove
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Making Art of the Aspen Grove

Celebrate the fall foliage with art and learning! All are welcome to join Vesper Meadow Director Jeanine Moy and Biodiversity Art’s Deb VanPoolen - students will sketch and photograph the aspen grove at Vesper Meadow and then work further on their  drawings and/or paintings at the Green Springs Clearing. 

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Restore Your Headwaters
Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

Restore Your Headwaters

Join in with friends from the Rogue River Watershed Council for the second annual creek restoration day! We will plant willows along headwater creeks of the Rogue River using restoration techniques to weave willow cuttings. All are welcome, recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Plant ID and Seed Collecting
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Plant ID and Seed Collecting

Become familiar with best practices in collecting seeds of native plants and bring something home to grow in your garden. Participants will gain hands-on experience in plant identification and discuss strategies for cleaning and storing seed. A fun and informative introduction for restoration managers, ecology students, and pollinator garden enthusiasts.

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Report from Dead Indian Creek: stories of surveys from SOU Graduate students
Jul
11
12:00 PM12:00

Report from Dead Indian Creek: stories of surveys from SOU Graduate students

Elva and Crystal’s research marks the launch of Vesper Meadow community science monitoring programs and is designed to be continued in public programs for years to come. Come hear these two “quick talks” and stories they amassed along the way: from caddisfly larvae in their stone homes, getting stranded while searching for signs of beaver, and pounding in metal posts for reference points in the snow.

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Go Butterflying with Linda Kappen
Jun
20
11:00 AM11:00

Go Butterflying with Linda Kappen

Join local butterfly expert, Linda Kappan at Vesper Meadow - a prime lepidopteran habitat. It is known habitat for the imperiled Mardon Skipper, as well as a diversity of meadow and forest-edge species. Join us for a joyous day out in the field to learn about these fascinating pollinators and the plants that they love.

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Photopoint Monitoring Workshop
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Photopoint Monitoring Workshop

Vesper Meadow Education Program is offering a one-day field workshop on photopoint monitoring through the Oregon State University’s Land Stewardship Program. Photo monitoring is an easy and inexpensive way to show landscape changes over time. Participants will gain hands-on experience in data collection and discuss strategies for creating volunteer/community involvement opportunities.

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Butterflies and Botany
May
21
8:00 AM08:00

Butterflies and Botany

Participate in surveys for butterfly diversity, take inventory of blooms, and help establish the baseline information to guide wildlife habitat restoration efforts.

Prior experience with plant and/or butterfly identification recommended but not required.

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Splash and Seek: creek health monitoring (Family friendly event)
May
1
9:00 AM09:00

Splash and Seek: creek health monitoring (Family friendly event)

Its a field day for the whole family! We’ll be searching for aquatic insects, observing mammal tracks in the mud, and enjoying streamside bird habitat in the wide open wetland meadow.

Bring your young ones and join us for early spring at Vesper Meadow, learn how we are studying stream health, partake in water sampling, explore the little creatures that live in the creek, and get a little muddy along the way!

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Rocks, shoots, and leaves: geobotany walk with Jad D'Allura
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Rocks, shoots, and leaves: geobotany walk with Jad D'Allura

Walk and learn about the geologic forces that created the Dead Indian Plateau, and how the current ecology reflects the interplay between the geology and plant community. Located in the heart of the Cascade-Siskiyou region, Vesper Meadow offers sweeping views of Mt. Mclaughlin, forested volcanic outcrops, and interesting alluvial flows covered in early spring flowers. Led by geologist Jad D’Allura, Ph.D. and naturalist Jeanine Moy of Vesper Meadow Education Program.

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