Join Mike Denny on the first of two natural history adventures to witness spring awaken at different times and different elevations in the Blue Mountains. On this excursion, we will visit the south fork of the Umatilla River and experience the first hints of spring in the mountains. You will enjoy the melodies of the song birds that just arrived from Central and South America and the smells of the blossoming flowers.
Mike will help you investigate what spring brings: flowers, birds, insects and all the wonders of nature as life wakes up with spring. It will be a day full of factual wonders, that’s for sure.
Suitability: Children welcome, great for the family.
Difficulty: Involves short walks and standing for periods of time.
Things to Bring
Participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots for walking and standing, as well as attire suitable for a day hike. This will be a rain or shine event, so depending on the weather, a jacket, hat with a brim, sunglasses and sunscreen would be beneficial. Bring a refillable water bottle, sack lunch, a camera, nature journal, and a sense of adventure
This event is made possible by the generous support of Pacific Power.