Lilium pardalinum from the Cal State University Chico Edward Stuhl Collection;
right, Mt. Shasta Wildflowers: A Field Guide cover
Instructors: Leslie Tift and Paula Fong
Dates: Friday-Sunday, August 24-26, 2018
Location: Mt. Shasta, CA
Join Siskiyou County naturalist Leslie Tift and Rogue Valley artist Paula Fong for a field course on the spring-fed slopes of Mount Shasta rich with summer flowers. Using the botanical paintings of Edward Stuhl and the field guide Mount Shasta Wildflowers, students will learn to identify local flowers by common and scientific names as they hike, and become familiar with botanical nomenclature. Weíll start with a Friday evening program on Mt. Shasta natural history and Stuhlís career presented by Michael Zanger, co-author of Mount Shasta Wildflowers.
During our Saturday trip to Edward Stuhlís painting cabin, Leslie will also teach some of the medicinal uses, ecology, propagation, restoration and symbiotic relationships of native plants, and provide general information about backcountry stewardship, local history, and bird identification. On our Sunday hike, Paula will provide a plein-air lesson on the basics of sketching in the field. Lodging is on your own.