Natural Land Institute - April 28 Wildflower Walkabout

FROM THE NATURAL LAND INSTITUTE - Join us at Howard D. Colman Dells for this Thursday's Wildflower Walkabout

Natural Land Institute Stewardship Director Greg Keilback will lead this hike of moderate difficulty this Thursday, April 28. Owned and managed by NLI, this 55-acre nature preserve is located along Hall Creek, southwest of Rockford. One of the attractive features of this preserve is a series of cliffs known as the dells. Many unique plants restricted to limestone and dolomite outcrops are found here, as well as some northern relict plants. The floral display in the upland woods is one of the best in Winnebago County. Aldo Leopold and Paul Riis conducted some early deer studies in this preserve in the mid 1930's.

The walk will begin at 6:00 p.m. Drive south on Meridian Road, turn right (west) on McGregor Road, turn right (north) on Weldon Road, drive almost a mile and park along Weldon Road. Please call NLI at 815/964-6666 if you have any questions.

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