2014 Wildflower Walk Schedule

Hike #2 –May 11th Ozark Hills Nature Preserve, Trail of Tears State Forest, Jonesboro, ILMeet at nature preserve parking lot and trailhead

Hike #3 –May 24th Fern Rocks Nature Preserve, Giant City State Park, Makanda, ILMeet at nature preserve parking lot and trailhead

Hike #4 –May 31st Horseshoe Lake State Conservation Area, Miller City, IL Meet at the Wicker House on the west side

Hike #5 –June 15th MermetLake State Fish and Wildlife Area, Belknap, IL Meet at the visitor center parking lot

Hike #6 –June 22nd Dixon Springs State Park, Golconda, IL Meet near the main entrance

Hike #7 –June 29thLake Murphysboro State Park, Murphysboro, IL Meet at the visitor center parking lot

Hike #8 –July 27th Cave-In-Rock State Park, Cave-In-Rock, IL Meet at the visitor center parking lot

Hike #9 –August 24th Heron Pond Nature Preserve, Cache River SNA, Belknap, IL Meet at nature preserve parking lot and trailhead

Hike #10 –October 12th Piney Creek Nature Preserve, Chester, IL Meet at nature preserve parking lot and trailhead

Participants will learn about the basics of plant identification, and will be provided handouts about plant identification terminology, field guides and web resources, and invasive species.All of the hikes will start at 10:00am at the location indicated above and will last up to 4 hours. No previous experience is necessary. Reservations are not required, but are encouraged. The hikes will be limited to the first 20 participants. To reserve your spot for any of the hikes, contact Chris Benda at botanizer@gmail.com. Follow Chris on facebookat http://www.facebook.com/illnoisbotanizer. These wildflower walks are made possible by a grant from the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund.

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