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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!

MACROLICHENS

Hello, Rose here! Like your lichens? When I arrived at SFI, I knew zilch about lichens. Before I left SFI, I learned how important lichens are to the ecosystems surrounding us. Lichens absorb and retain pollutants, providing us with a … Continue reading

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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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