What's it like atop majestic remnants of ancient lava flows?
See for yourself during free, guided hikes at the Table Rocks near Medford. Wildflowers should be spectacular, and local experts will discuss natural and cultural history, species diversity and more. A few details for an enjoyable trek:
- Dress for the weather (including comfortable hiking shoes).
- Bring lunch (unless otherwise noted).
- No drinking water available, but there are restrooms.
- Dogs are not allowed.
- Hikes are 3 to 5 miles roundtrip on a moderate grade trail, and they last 3 to 5 hours.
- Reservations are required. To reserve a space on a hike call the BLM Medford District Office at (541) 618-2200. We hope you join us!
Incredible Insects and Spectacular Spiders
Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. : Upper Table Rock
Explore and discuss the amazing six and eight-legged animals found on and around the Table Rocks while hiking with Dr. Peter Schroeder, Associate Professor of Biology and Entomologist at Southern Oregon University.
Spring Nature Sketching
Sunday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. : Lower Table Rock
Sketch magnificent vistas, flora, and fauna of the Table Rocks with artist Cheryl Magellen, local drawing instructor and Southern Oregon Society of Artists member. Bring along your sketchbooks, pencils, felt-tip pens or other drawing supplies, and learn to capture your interpretation of the natural world on paper. (Limit 15)
Sunday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. : Lower Table Rock
Learn about regional bats, their unique characteristics and the threats they face with Tony Kerwin, wildlife biologist and district planning and environmental coordinator with the BLM. Use detectors to listen for bats during a 0.5-mile, accessible walk. Bring your flashlights and good hiking shoes!