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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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Journey to the Zumwalt
May
25
7:00 AM07:00
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Journey to the Zumwalt

Take a trip to the Zumwalt Prairie, one of the largest intact prairie ecosystems in eastern Oregon. The Nature Conservancy purchased 27,000 acres of the Zumwalt Prairie in 2000, and added an additional 6,065 acres in 2006. Combined, it is now Oregon’s largest private nature sanctuary. 

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Two Rivers; Two Days
Jun
1
to Jun 2
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Two Rivers; Two Days

Spend the weekend rafting with geologist Bob Carson down the White Salmon and Klickitat rivers on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Experienced guides from Zoller’s Outdoor Odysseys will accompany us across peaceful pools and exciting class 3-4 rapids.

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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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Botany in the Blues II
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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