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Join us on a hike. Learn from our experts at a lecture. Get your hands dirty at a volunteer work party. Any way you choose to engage, we're happy you're here. Find a listing of upcoming events below!

Special Events

  • Spring in Bloom

    Upper Table Rock
    April 04, 2015

    Join Chamise Kramer, BLM botanist, and Molly Allen, BLM Environmental Educator, to explore the valley's beautiful native flora, wildflowers and natural history of the Table Rocks. Hike is free, but registration is required. Space is limited to 2... Learn more

  • Layers of Time

    Upper Table Rock
    April 11, 2015

    Join Jad D'Allura, Emeritus Professor of Geology at Southern Oregon University, and Joni Brazier, Soil Scientist for the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest, to discuss the formation of the Table Rocks and the unique geological features and soils along a hike to the... Learn more

  • Family Fun Day

    Lower Table Rocks
    April 12, 2015

    Take a walk on the wild side in celebration of early learning, young children, their teachers and families for The Week of the Young Child™. Four guided hikes on the half-mile loop trail through the Oak Savanna will take place on the hour of each hour from 10 a... Learn more

  • Wildflowers Abound

    Lower Table Rocks
    April 18, 2015

    Barbara Mumblo, botanist with the U.S. Forest Service, Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District and member of the Native Plant Society of Oregon, will lead a hike to discover the dazzling array of wildflowers found on the Table Rocks.  Hike is fr... Learn more

  • For the Early Birds

    Lower Table Rocks
    April 19, 2015

    Join local bird experts Bob Quaccia, withRogue Valley Audubon, and Frank Lospalluto, with Klamath Bird Observatory, to view the spring birds of Table Rocks. Learn ID tips and conservation information. Bring binoculars and ID books if you desire. ... Learn more

  • Grand Ronde Tribes, Past to Present

    Upper Table Rock
    April 19, 2015

    Join Michael Karnosh, Ceded Lands Program Manager at the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, to learn about traditional and culturally important plants of the tribes whose ancestors include the original residents of the Table Rocks area. He will also discuss mode... Learn more

  • Mighty Oaks!

    Lower Table Rocks
    April 25, 2015

    Join Keith Perchemlides, Field Ecologist with the Nature Conservancy, to explore a remarkable diversity of oak habitats including savannas, woodlands and shrublands, and see examples of  recent restoration work. Oaks of all shapes and sizes are vital t... Learn more

  • Plants and People (Plantas y Personas)

    Upper Table Rock
    April 26, 2015

    Bridgette Cuffe, BLM botanist, will lead a hike exploring the ethnobotany of the Table Rocks. She will identify plants along the trail and discuss their traditional and present day uses as food, medicine and more. Information will be presented in both Spanish and Eng... Learn more

  • Legacy of a Landmark

    Lower Table Rocks
    May 02, 2015

    Jeff LaLande, retired archaeologist and historian for the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, will discuss the role of the Table Rocks in the culture and legends of the Takelma Indians, as well as the history of the Table Rocks area during the “Indian Wars&rd... Learn more

  • Last of the Milky Way

    Upper Table Rock
    May 02, 2015

    Join Shaina Niehans, seasonal park ranger at Redwood National Park, on a night hike to explore the shrinking frontier of the Milky Way. Spot stars 40 times the size of our Sun, stars that could explode at any time, and stars that even orbit other stars. Bring a flash... Learn more

  • Lizards, Snakes, and Frogs – Oh My!

    Upper Table Rock
    May 09, 2015

    The Table Rocks have attracted those who study reptiles and amphibians for decades. Their topography and available habitat allows a large diversity of "herps" to live on their flanks and summit. Join Peter Kleinhenz, a SOU environmental education graduate s... Learn more

  • Whooo Comes Out at Night?

    Lower Table Rocks
    May 09, 2015

    Join Tony Kerwin,Steve Godwin and Ernie Fliegel,wildlife biologists with the BLM, to look for creatures and listen to sounds of the night from dusk ‘til dark on a jaunt around the Lower Table Rock Loop Trail (1/2-mile accessible trail). Steve will attempt to lu... Learn more

  • Mother’s Day—Family Hike

    Upper Table Rock
    May 10, 2015

    Spend Mother’s Day with aBLM environmental interpretation specialist on a familyhike to the top of the rock! This is a general information hike suitable for the whole family. Topics will include wildflower identification, ethnobotany, geology, wildlife, ecology... Learn more

  • Beautiful Butterflies and Incredible Insects

    Lower Table Rocks
    May 16, 2015

    Dr. Peter Schroeder,Entomologist and Affiliate Professor of Biology at Southern Oregon University, will lead a hike to observe and discuss the beautiful butterflies and other incredible insects that live on or flutter by the Table Rocks. On this hike, Peter will help... Learn more

  • Powerful Pollinators

    Upper Table Rock
    May 17, 2015

    Find out what all the buzz is about by joining Sarah Red-Laird, a.k.a. Bee Girl, who will explain why pollination is essential for our survival. On this family-friendly hike learn about the birds and the bees and their relationship with the wildflowers and trees that... Learn more

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