Join Northwest Nature Shop’s Naturalist, Jeanine Moy, for a casual walk on the Pacific Crest Trail in the Mt. Ashland Meadows. Recognized as a Forest Service ‘botanical area,’ this spectacular portion of the Siskiyou Crest is home to hundreds of plant species and dozens of rare and endemic flowers. We … Read More

Join Northwest Nature Shop for a guided night hike under the full moon! Night hiking is a unique experience that everyone should experience; for the luminous stars, the serenity, and the June “strawberry” moon. We will hike to a vantage point along the Rogue Valley rim in the Cascade-Siskiyou National … Read More

Join us for a foray in the woods, these easy-moderate walks are great for families and individuals looking to connect with other nature-loving friends. Come learn about mushroom foraging, best practices for sustainable harvest wild mushrooms, and the diversity of spring-fruiting fungi!

Four dates to choose from: Saturday May 12, Sunday … Read More

Come on out for the First Friday Artwork in the Nature Shop alleyway. Along with Escape Ashland, and Bestow & Bloom – all are welcome to join this free party! We’ll have food, music, art, and community groups…stay tuned for more details!

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Our most popular hikes of the year…Guided Mushroom Hikes!!  We are offering 3 dates to choose from: Saturday, May 12th,  Sunday 20th and Saturday May, 26th.   Local mushroom expert Mike Potts will offer his expertise and guide a walk in the southern Cascades in search of mushrooms. The emphasis will be … Read More

Our most popular hikes of the year…Guided Mushroom Hikes!!  We are offering 3 dates to choose from: Saturday, May 12th,  Sunday May 20th and Saturday May, 26th.   Local mushroom expert Mike Potts will offer his expertise and guide a walk in the southern Cascades in search of mushrooms. The emphasis will … Read More

Our most popular hikes of the year…Guided Mushroom Hikes!!  We are offering 3 dates to choose from: Saturday, May 12th,  Sunday 20th and Saturday May, 26th.   Local mushroom expert Mike Potts will offer his expertise and guide a walk in the southern Cascades in search of mushrooms. The emphasis will be … Read More

The Northwest Nature Shop sponsors a slideshow of new hikes in Oregon on Thursday, May 10th at 6:30 pm.  Oregon’s hiking guru takes us on a slide show tour of a dozen new trails he discovered while researching his “100 Hikes” books on Oregon.  We’ll visit a reopened waterfall trail … Read More

Tips for spring morel hunting in southwest Oregon
Learn to properly identify morels:

Morels will grow singularly from the soil, have a characteristic conical pitted cap, and can be a creamy white color ranging to a dark brown-black.
The stalk of the mushroom should be entirely hollow if you cut it … Read More

Capture the magic of childhood by creating a Fairy House from natural materials. Imagine building a house where milkweed becomes a fairy bed, a seashell becomes a bathtub, and stones make a front walk.  Bring your kids to the Northwest Nature Shop on  Sunday, May 6th 2 pm.  Learn how … Read More