This Saturday, Botanist Erin Rentz will lead a wildflower walk at Martin’s Dairy Campground in the Klamath National Forest. The walk will take place from approximately 9:00 am to noon.
Martin’s Dairy is an example of a high elevation meadow complex with mixed conifer habitat adjacent to both wet and dry meadow areas. These areas have a unique mix of flowering plants. We will explore the different plant communities in this area and look for some of the unique plants including the filiform rock jasmine (Androsace filiformis). We will also visit the Little Shasta Botanical Special Interest Area to see if we can find the Greene’s Mariposa lily (Calochortus greenei) in bloom.
This walk is considered to be easy to moderate. There may be some wet areas, so please wear sturdy hiking shoes. Bring snacks and ample drinking water. Mosquito repellent is recommended.
Martin’s Dairy is accessible from the Ball Mtn Rd. south of Dorris, off of Highway 97. For those interested in carpooling, meet in front of the Klamath County Museum at 8:00 am.
Directions: Take Highway 97 south out of Klamath Falls. We will meet at 8:30 am at the Butte Valley Historical Museum parking lot at the south end of Dorris, just before the Bug Station. From there we will continue 15 miles south and take Ball Mountain road west approx. 12 miles. Maps will be provided on Saturday.