PO Box 207 1241 Illinois River Rd Selma, OR 97538 Phone: (541) 597-8530 Fax: (541) 597-8533 Contact: Siskiyou Field Institute Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (spring to fall hours)
2019 Native Ferns
Instructor: Linda Vorobik, Ph.D. Dates: Wednesday-Thursday, May 15-16, 2019 Location: SFI, Selma, OR Tuition: $150
Learn how to identify native ferns and understand their role in native ecosystems. Explore the Klamath-Siskiyou’s diverse fern habitats, including rock, forest and riparian areas. In the spring, ferns are unfurling intricately shaped fronds and developing reproductive spores. On Day 1, we’ll botanize in dryland areas, keying out rock ferns. Day 2’s field trip will take us to wetter habitats in canyons and forests where we’ll study sword ferns, wood ferns, maidenhairs and others. Classroom sessions will cover the biology and diversity of ferns, with an emphasis on southwestern Oregon species.