Category: Things to do

Things to do in the Ashland, Oregon area.

morel(3)

08

May2018
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
CascadeSiskiyou

19

Jun2017
  Join local naturalists on free public hikes on weekend days in June and early July 2017. Explore wildlands in the expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument that scientists recommended in order to make the Monument more ecologically whole. Learn about local flora and fauna, visit some nice country, and be inspired to ... Read More
June 19, 2017Marie Uhtoff
Leo and Marie

30

Nov2016
Our family has always enjoyed a tremendously fun time together outdoors during the winter months. We've put together this Winter Checklist for you and your family as a guide to what to do during the cold and snowy Southern Oregon winters. 1.)  Ski and snowboard on Mt. Ashland.  4 Chairlifts providing ... Read More
November 30, 2016Caroline
Watersports

07

Apr2016

Ashland With Kids

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Written by Marie Uhtoff   Ashland has many great activities to do beyond the world-renown Shakespeare festival.  Of course I highly recommend taking in a play or two when you are in town (my kids are 5, 8 and 10 and I can always find at least 1 play we all enjoy ... Read More
April 7, 2016Caroline
map

25

Mar2016
Come into the shop today for a free copy of the official Northwest Nature Shop Ashland Map and Recommended Hikes!!   1. Lower Table Rock; 5.2 miles round trip (Hiking, No Dogs) 2. Upper Table Rock; 2.8 miles round trip (Hiking, No Dogs) 3. Denmam Wildlife Refuge/ Oregon Fish & Wildlife Office; ponds (Wildlife ... Read More
March 25, 2016Northwest Nature Shop
Morel_Photos_By_Woofer_2006b7

24

Mar2016
Written by Jay Van Tussenbrook It's better not to guess. As the rains come and the weather warms, spring flowers aren't the only thing popping up out of the soil. Those little mounds of earth steadily rising in the backyard will soon open up to reveal mushrooms! Here in Southern Oregon that most likely means ... Read More
March 24, 2016Marie Uhtoff
gin lin

08

Mar2016

The Gin Lin Trail

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A lesser known but incredibly variant trail with great interesting and historical significance. The Gin Lin Trail is a testament to the older ways of life during the gold rush, leaving behind a fascinating hike as well as historical considerations as you witness the work of long ago left ... Read More
tbrcks2

08

Mar2016
Hiking the Lower and Upper Table Rocks offers an enjoyable, informative experience in natural history and botany. Our guest writer Heather Headley offers an insightful, thoughtful and informative exploration of one of our local landmarks here in the Rogue Valley. Spring is a wonderful time to rediscover the ... Read More
Table Rocks

10

Feb2016

The Ecology of the Table Rocks

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Written by Abby Nichols of the Northwest Nature Shop, Nature Conservancy Volunteer Field Assistant The Table Rocks are distinct landmarks of the Rogue Valley - two horseshoe-shaped geologic features sitting squarely between the Cascade and Siskiyou Ranges in Southern Oregon.  Remnants of a prehistoric lava flow, these archaic rock formations are home ... Read More
February 10, 2016Caroline
Bird Walk

02

Feb2016
Join Northwest Nature Shop's expert birder Terence Philippe for a series of local bird walks. Spring marks the return of longer days and also heralds the return of many birds that migrate south during the winter. It’s also the beginning of nesting season for many of these returning birds. So ... Read More
February 2, 2016Caroline