Tag: Southern Oregon

Swimming holes


by Jeanine Moy, Northwest Nature Shop Naturalist Southwest Oregon hosts amazing places to go swimming. Our backyard public-lands boast alpine lakes, wild rivers, and tumbling waterfalls on Cascade volcanic rocks and steep Siskiyou drainages. This region is marked by aquatic refuges for people and wildlife alike. Before you go, make sure to ... 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


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
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The Gin Lin Trail

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


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
Ashland, Oregon Day Trips by Barbara Tricarico


Friday, February 12, 2016 4-6pm Northwest Nature Shop Here in Ashland we have an abundance of artistic talent, beautiful natural scenery, and culture-rich towns to enjoy. These qualities are the focus of two fabulous coffee-table books by local photographer Barbara Tricarico: Ashland, Oregon (2013) and the recently published Ashland, Oregon Day Trips. ... Read More
January 25, 2016Caroline


The weather is getting warmer, snow is melting at the higher elevations, wildflowers are blooming, butterflies are fluttering so get out and hike! Here are 10 local hiking trails around Ashland that we recommend starting from easiest to more advanced: Photos of  the Pacific Crest Trail near Mount Ashland by Terence ... Read More


Ashland offers an incredible opportunity for trail running, hiking and biking.  I’ve been running and hiking the trails in Ashland for over twenty years and I still love the fact I can run from my house and be on a trail within minutes. I run almost every day and these ... Read More
March 11, 2015Northwest Nature Shop


The Guided Fall Wild Mushroom Walk was so popular this year that we had to schedule another guided walk the following day! Our participants enjoyed the limitless knowledge, enthusiasm and patience for answering questions provided by expert mycologists John Teem and Michael Potts. The abrupt change in weather was no ... Read More
February 15, 2014Northwest Nature Shop