The focus of WWC’s annual spring wildflower event is education and fun. This year’s event on Saturday, April 29, continues with last year’s features and adds something new to make it even more enjoyable.
Start time is 9 am with Panera’s bagels and coffee at the Kirby Nature Center, and 1 pm at the gravel lot on Bender Road. When we head out into the preserves, you join hikes led by experienced wildflower enthusiasts. You will have a chance to see uncommon flowers like drooping trillium, blue-eyed Mary, fern-leaf phacelia and, with a little luck, the green dragon and federally endangered running buffalo clover.
At the end of the day you will be treated to a lasagna dinner and discussions about wild flowers in our corridor. We will also have displays featuring native wild flowers and other plants to allow you to review what you learned through the day. There are sure to be tall tales about wildflowers to be enjoyed as well.
Per person fee is $15, which includes breakfast and dinner. Attendees are encouraged to collect donations in advance just like we’ve always done, but it’s not required. This is still our biggest fundraising event, after all! Donations enable us to preserve and protect precious hillside habitat along the Ohio River.
The Flower-a-thon is an excellent chance to have fun while increasing your knowledge and appreciation for wildflowers, no matter what your starting point is. Everyone is welcome. Please join us!