The middle Deschutes River Canyon provides a variety of native plant communities associated with the Sagebrush steppe. Wildflowers are blooming from February to October on rocky slopes, canyon rims, amongst bunchgrasses and along the river.
Photos of the most common of these native plants have been captured in a new pocket guide published by the Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area (FANs). The author will present a slide show on the canyon and its plant communities. The guide will be for sale for $12. All proceeds are donated to FANs.
Marilynne Keyser, President of Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area (FANS), is a retired CPA who also worked on Governor Barbara Robert's policy staff during the early 1990s. She is an avid birder, hiker and canoeist, and an amateur native plant specialist. Marilynne heads up FANs' Native Plant and Invasive Weed efforts.
NOTE: You do not need to print tickets for this event; we will have a sign-in sheet at the door.