Community Event, Gardening

Spring Festivities Celebrate Birds, Wildflowers

Yreka, Calif., May 6, 2024— In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day and Celebrating Wildflowers, the Klamath National Forest and local organizations are planning to host two special events. Both events will provide opportunities for visitors to enjoy the outdoors and learn about local flora and fauna.

World Migratory Bird Day Field Trip May 11th, 2024

The World Migratory Bird Day Field Trip will take place on Saturday, May 11th at the Upper Greenhorn Park parking lot at 8:00 a.m. This free, half-day field trip will be led by local biologists and birding experts including Bob Claypole, author of Klamath River Birdfinder. It is open to all levels of bird watchers and nature enthusiasts who are interested in learning about the amazing world of songbirds. Please dress warmly and bring binoculars, spotting scopes, field guides, drinking water, and a lunch. For more details contact 530-340-3393.

World Migratory Bird Day is an annual celebration of migratory birds and their amazing journey throughout the Americas. This day is targeted to inspire the conservation and appreciation of birds and their habitats. For more information on World Migratory Bird Day visit

Siskiyou County Wildflower Show May 12th, 2024

The Klamath and Shasta Trinity National Forests along with the Shasta Chapter of the California Native Plant Society are pleased to be hosting the 31st annual Mother’s Day Wildflower show at the Yreka Community Center in Yreka, CA. The show is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 12th. It will feature a large presentation of beautiful, native wildflowers with their scientific and common names on display. This is a wonderful educational opportunity and a delight for the senses. “Last year we had a great crowd,” said Jennifer Iaccarino, salmon-Scott River Ranger District Botanist. “We are excited for the show’s second year at the Yreka Community Center.”

The Wildflower Show will also include the 13th annual wildflower photo contest. The photo contest is held online at and is open now for voting through May 10th. Live native plants will be awarded for first, second, and third place finishes in the photo contest.

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