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Gold Lake Bog

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Join botanists Jenny Moore (current District Botanist) and Jenny Lippert (retired FS botanist) for a foray into the botanical wonderland of Gold Lake Bog, which was designated as a Research Natural Area in 1965. This area hosts several rare botanical species such as Scheuchzeria palustris (“Rannoch-rush”), several species of the carnivorous bladderworts (Utricularia intermedia, U. minor and U. vulgaris), and other fun fen species such as sundews, bog laurel, bog birch and of course Sphagnum moss. Bring a walking stick or poles if needed,  as we will be walking downhill from the trail into the bog and cross-country once there. Approximate roundtrip is 4 miles. Plan to get your feet wet or wear rubber boots. Bring a lunch and water and a sun hat as there is little shade. Meet at South Eugene Highschool (19th and Patterson) by 8:30 am or Lowell covered bridge by 9:00 am to carpool. Sign up here


August 3
8:30 am - 5:30 pm