Spring 2018 Field Trips


Trip leader Al Collinet explains the unique botany of serpentine areas in the Proposed Veva Stansell Botanical Area

June 15-17, Veva Stansell Tribute Weekend
In June 2018, the Siskiyou Field Institute (SFI), in collaboration with Kalmiopsis Audubon Society, will sponsor a series of field workshops in honor of renowned botanist Veva Stansell. There will be a free presentation on Friday night at Pistol River Friendship Hall about Veva, her influence, and the proposed Veva Stansell Botanical Area (by Ann Vileisis, Cliff Stansell and Lee Webb), and then exciting field workshops thru the weekend, including a botany field trip and botanical sketching class with well-known botanist and botanical illustrator Linda Ann Vorobik (see more about Linda here: http://www.vorobikbotanicalart.com); a workshop about photographing wildflowers with retired Forest Service biologist Lee Webb; and a field trip focused on the ecology of the Pistol River estuary with biologist Larry Basch. Veteran KAS tripleader and wildflower enthusiast Al Collinet will be helping with some of the wildflower field trips.

These SFI workshops cost $60, or $110 for 2 workshops. Thanks to a special donation from Linda Vorobik, scholarships are available to eligible Curry County residents. We are aiming to provide these scholarships first to local high school students interested in natural sciences. For more information about these workshops, go to www.thesfi.org, or email programcoord@thesfi.org. For more info about the scholarships, contact Ann at annvil@earthlink.net

Friday, June 15, 7pm
Veva Stansell: Her Life and Legacy, FREE program at Pistol River Friendship Hall

Saturday, June 16:
Botanizing Signal Butte with Linda Vorobik, 9am-5pm.
Ecology of the Pistol River with Larry Basch, 8am -4pm.

Sunday, June 17:
Botany Field Sketching with Linda Vorobik, 9am -5pm.
Wildflower Photography with Lee Webb, 9am -5pm.