Dear Siskiyou Field Institute Participant:
You are registered to participate in Eriogonums of the Siskiyous Friday, July 31st – Sunday, August 2nd. Please arrive to sign in and meet lab instructor Janel Johnson by 9:00 a.m. at Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd. in Selma.
Friday, July 31
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Eriogonum lab and keying of specimens with Janel Johnson,
1:30 – 6:00 p.m. Field trip in the Illinois Valley (possible stops include Onion Mountain, Rough and Ready Wayside, Waldo Road.)
Friday evening (optional) – Potluck dinner and socializing.. Bring a thumb drive with photos of your favorite or mystery unidentified eriogonums for a “best buckwheats of the West” slide program with the group.
Saturday, August 1
8:00 a.m. – Depart SFI. Botanizing on Siskiyou Summit and in Hilt en route to Scott Mountain. Saturday p.m. – Set up camp**. Botanizing on Scott Mountain – Julie Knorr, guide
Saturday evening – Dinner at the Etna Brew Pub and camping/botanizing at Scott Mountain campground
** Please note: Scott Mountain campground is a primitive campground, meaning there is no running water and the restroom facility is an outhouse.
If you don’t camp, lodging is available at Motel Etna, 317 Collier Way, (530) 467-5338 or the Collier Hotel, 143 Collier, (530) 340-5581.
Sunday, August 2
8:00 a.m. – Break camp. Journey over Hwy. 299 to Humboldt County.- Dana York, guide on
Sunday p.m. – California students either depart after this segment or continue with the group north to Del Norte County. If time permits, we can stop and check out E. latifolium at Tolowa Dunes State Park in Crescent City or eriogonums in the Smith River Canyon on our way home.
6 p.m. Return to SFI in Selma..
Bring Dr. Reveal’s eriogonum key, which will be mailed to you on a thumb drive. If you have a mobile device such as a laptop or I-pad, transfer the key for handy access.