Field trips for the 2018 Native Plant Society of Oregon Annual Meeting will visit a wide variety of habitats on both federal and private lands. Several trips will visit high desert habitats typical of central Oregon with shallow soils and basalt outcrops featuring spring wildflowers blooming amidst mature stands of western juniper, several species of sagebrush and rabbitbrush with oceanspray, serviceberry, mountain mahogany and others also present. Several trips will visit typical grassland habitats and others will descend steep canyons to view both lithosol and riparian species. We've also scheduled several trips into the high country to observe plant species typical of wet meadows, forest and upland lithosol-shrub scrub habitats.
Trip participants should be ready for all types of weather. Bring plenty of water and snacks (especially the former if weather is hot). Good footwear is a must and we recommend long pants (gaiters if you have them) for especially the lower elevation hikes since rattlesnakes and ticks are frequently observed there.
Please read the brief trip descriptions and click on ancillary links to view more complete trip details, plant lists and photos. We'll be visiting many of these hikes from mid-April until the week before the 2018 NPSO Annual Meeting, so plant lists, photos and descriptions will be updated. Most of our trips have poor cell phone reception, so be sure to print off plant lists (we generally won't provide them) or download plant lists from your wildflower app sites to use offline.
We hope you will join us for the 2018 NPSO Annual Meeting. And, we hope that your experience will stimulate you to visit this wonderful region again many times in the future!
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