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Sun, May 05

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Warbler Crossing

Walkin' with Wildflowers

Follow local botanists on a guided walk to admire and appreciate spring flowers as well as ferns, mosses, and more that grow at Warbler Ridge!

Walkin' with Wildflowers
Walkin' with Wildflowers

Time & Location

May 05, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Warbler Crossing, 17487 Bypass Rd, Charleston, IL 61920, USA

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About the event

This is a repeat of the hike happening on April 3rd. In case that walk was full or you couldn't make it, this is your second chance!

Here are just a few of the interesting things you’ll learn as you accompany local botanists (Nancy Coutant and Wilson Montgomery) on a guided walk on the trails of Warbler Ridge:

· See how many different mosses we can find and learn about the moss life cycle

· Find the early blooming liverleaf and discuss the "Doctrine of Signatures"

· Look for the edible spring beauty

· Examine the Christmas fern and learn why it has that common name

· Find sassafras trees and discuss "sassafras tea"

Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to walk on established trails with steep terrain.   Walking sticks are welcome.

Consider bringing a magnification device and camera.

You will be notified by email of cancellation due to weather. The rain date is Sunday, May 19th from 1:30-3:30pm.

Questions?   volunteer@grandprairiefriends.org

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