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About siskiyoufieldinstitute

The Siskiyou Field Institute provides nature-based education for all ages on our 850-acre facility in Selma, Oregon. We're in the heart of the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion, one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the United States. In addition to providing affordably-priced nature classes, we also offer hostel-style lodging, from camping and communal yurts, to private rooms in our ranch house, long a favorite of the actor John Wayne. We look forward to have you visit us!

Artful Butterflies and Moths by Goly Ostovar

I look forward to the Butterflies of the Siskiyou Region workshop each year, It is a fun way to learn about butterflies and moths at a comfortable pace, and spend time with friends and people who appreciate nature and enjoy learning.   In this … Continue reading

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Cladonia lichens and Dr. Seuss

SFI will again offer “Delving into the Lichen Genus Cladonia” with Dr. Daphne Stone on April 11-12, 2017. By Kathleen Pyle, SFI Program and Marketing Coordinator “Delving into the Lichen Genus Cladonia” (which we first offered in 2013) initiated me … Continue reading

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Native Bees of the Siskiyous by Suzie Savoie

First published on Suzie’s Klamath-Siskiyou Seeds blog on June 18, 2016. All photos by Suzie Savoie. Have you ever wanted to learn more about native bees and native plant pollination? I highly recommend taking Siskiyou Field Institute’s (SFI) Native Bees of … Continue reading

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Crash Course in Flowering Plant Families

  By Emily Ferrell I pulled into the SFI parking lot late, the full moon bathing the grounds in a crisp, white glow. No headlamp needed as I quickly set up a barebones cowboy camp, eager to begin the next … Continue reading

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Gifts of the Wild

Photos and Text by Vivian Toll “There is still somewhere deep within you a beast shouting that the earth is exactly what it wanted” – Mary Oliver A healing and rejuvenating force, wilderness has the power to bring out an … Continue reading

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Reflections of Journeying into the Cryptic Red Buttes Wilderness with Scot Loring

About author Tyler Wauters: I have lived in the Applegate Valley since 2008 and consider myself a local. Not a local in the sense that I have roots here that travel back multiple generations, but defined by my devotion to taking care … Continue reading

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“Spirit of the Forest” by Debbie Catalina

 Photos by Kathleen Pyle June fifth. Still spring. Delicious mist blanketing the valley. My car hugging the twisting, curving road, the road hugging the higher ground, and the high ground itself hugging the selvages of great flat stretching southward. Thoughts … Continue reading

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