Spots on the Land
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00
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Spots on the Land

Welcome back to foaling season at Blue Creek Appaloosas. Of the more than twenty different ways an Appaloosa can look, Charles Potts, a breeder of Purebred Appaloosa Horses, will show you multiple examples of different colored horses and explain the genetics behind their fascinating spots.

 

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WWBWC Project Tour
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00
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WWBWC Project Tour

  • Milton-Freewater Public Library, Southwest 8th Avenue, Milton-Freewater, OR (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

After decades of straightening and confining the basin’s rivers, removing beaver dams, tilling wetlands, and mining groundwater, water resources have been degraded from historic conditions. 

 

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Shaping the Landscape
Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00
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Shaping the Landscape

  • Meet in Whitman College Science Hall Parking Lot. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join Mike Denny and Bob Carson on a spring day exploring the natural history of the shoreline of the Snake River in Walla Walla County. This excursion is all about discovery from the bedrock up to the birds in the sky and everything in between. 

 

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Brewer Wetland Tour
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00
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Brewer Wetland Tour

The Blue Mountain Land Trust and the Tri-State Steelheaders have worked together to restore a twenty-acre wetland area near Walla Walla, bringing some of these benefits back to the area. On this tour you will learn about the work that went into restoring the property and conserving it in perpetuity.

 

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Botany in the Blues I
May
4
9:15 AM09:15
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Botany in the Blues I

In this first of two field workshops, co-sponsored by a grant from The Washington Native Plant Society, we will facilitate a more “close-up” look at the amazing native plant diversity of the Blue Mountains.  Participants will become familiar with the tools and resources needed to recognize and identify the flowers, other plants and lichens they will encounter while on their own future mountain ramblings.

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Know Your Trees
May
20
6:30 PM18:30
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Know Your Trees

The native plants and trees of Fort Walla Walla make it a special place. Many visitors, after driving through hours of parched desert and miles of treeless farmland, are astounded to find this beautiful valley full of trees, the natives of many of which can found near our streams. 

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 Island in Time Trail Guided Hike
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Island in Time Trail Guided Hike

Join a ranger-led hike exploring the Island in Time trail at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. As you hike through the green-blue clay stone badlands, the park ranger will point out fossil casts placed along the trail. This moderate hike follows the canyon floor and gains 220 feet of elevation. The Island in Time trail is 1.3 miles round trip.  

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Farm-to-Needle
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00
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Farm-to-Needle

Spend a summer morning exploring the finer details involved in small scale, sustainable, natural fiber production. Join Elaine Vandiver of Old Homestead Alpacas, a US Army combat veteran turned first generation farmer, as she shares how she manages and raises 25 alpacas to produce a line of farm- raised knitwear and specialty yarns. 

 

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Jun
22
9:15 AM09:15
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Botany in the Blues II

On this second field workshop, co-sponsored by a grant from The Washington Native Plant Society, we will continue our “close-up” look at the amazing native plant diversity of the Blue Mountains. Participants will become familiar with the tools and resources needed to recognize and identify the flowers, other plants and lichens they will encounter while on their own future mountain ramblings.

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John Day Rural Innovation Gateway
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

John Day Rural Innovation Gateway

Tour the new John Day Rural Innovation Gateway, a location that integrates community, technology, education and commerce with a focus on rural innovation and rural value creation. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the city’s new commercial greenhouse where you’ll learn about the city’s work on food security and about hydroponic growing systems.

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Nature Kids: Geology Rocks!
Aug
7
10:00 AM10:00

Nature Kids: Geology Rocks!

Did you know fossils of almost the entire evolution of the horse can be found in the Pacific Northwest?Also, that the site of some of the oldest human remains in North America have been found in the area? Learn to piece together the stories and actions of the past by inspecting cool rocks, sediments, and fossils.

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Aug
4
8:00 AM08:00

Fossil Exploration

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE MOVED TO A LATER DATE. PLEASE VISIT BACK SOON.

Come visit Oregon Paleo Lands Institute (OPLI), to see displays of rocks and fossil from around Wheeler County and dig for your own fossil treasures at the local fossil beds behind the high school.

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Jun
30
8:00 AM08:00

BioBlitz

Join us at Walla Walla’s first annual Bioblitz! Discover the biodiversity that thrives right outside Walla Walla’s city limits at Rooks Park. Discover as many species as possible and enjoy guided walks with local naturalists. This event is free and open to the public.

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