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In Search of Serpentine’s Sister

Students gathered at the Siskiyou Field Institute on a cool spring day to learn from long-time SFI instructor John Roth during “In Search of Serpentine’s …

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Adult Education

Birding on the Del Norte Coast

February 2022: A group of eleven birders convened in northern California’s Del Norte County for a weekend of searching for, and learning about, the many …

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In The Field

Sounds of Winter

https://youtu.be/Xl4fVPK49zA Last winter I had the opportunity to work with our SnowSchool partner, Winter Wildlands Alliance, on creating a video to be part of their …

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Adult Education

Fall Foraging with SFI

Fall is a traditional time of harvest, but this harvest isn’t limited to crops grown on manmade farms. The forests and fields of our valleys …

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Adult Education

From Novice to Naturalist with SFI

On September 13th, student Lynn Ransford officially met all the requirements to be recognized as a Siskiyou Naturalist by SFI, a certification she originally started …

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Adult Education

Joining the ‘Pet Rock Show’

A generous (and much needed) rain didn’t deter a small, but eager group of students from getting to know the stories of some of their …

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Adult Education

On Conifers & Climate

Students struck out into the diverse forests of SFI’s property this month to learn all about ‘Montane Conifers: Identification, Measurements, and Responses to Climate.’ Our instructors, Lucy …

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Adult Education

Great Basin Butterflies

By SFI butterflies instructor Dana Ross A visit to Steens Mountain and the Alvord Desert is always worth the time and effort. This past July, …

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In The Field

Early in the Field

Spring is about to awaken at Siskiyou Field Institute. While young students are learning about our watershed at Mt. Ashland SnowSchool, preparations are under way …

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Biodiversity

MACROLICHENS

Hello, Rose here! Like your lichens? When I arrived at SFI, I knew zilch about lichens. Before I left SFI, I learned how important lichens …

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