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Deer Creek Spring Wildflower Hike

Join KS Wild canvasser, Gary Powell on a family friendly hike starting on Deer Creek Rd in the Kalmiopsis & hiking 3-4 miles down to the Illinois River for lunch.  

Flowers in bloom, Darlingtonia californica aka Cobra pitcher plant, cypripedium orchids, white bog orchid, marsh gentian, saw-toothed angelica, western azalea, blue lupine, Oregon stone crop aka sedum, buttercup, and many more not in bloom, but identifiable. We also may see the site where an old mining cabin used to stand. 

We will bring a wildflower identification book, for anyone wishing to find out more information. Please bring any you may have.

 Western Azalea

Western Azalea

Most of the hike is pretty flat, but there is a hill at the beginning and end. This is a hike that children can participate in. 

Carpool available from Ashland and Selma.  Sign-up for details.