Upcoming Wildflower Walkabouts, April 14th and April 20th

From The Natural Land Institute...

Upcoming Wildflower Walkabouts
Please join us at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 at Sugar River Forest Preserve. Don Miller from Severson Dells Nature Center will lead this walk along the sand ridge of the Sugar River. We'll see some wonderful views of the river as well as stop at one of the most scenic spots in Winnebago County. We will be looking along the way for some early sand prairie flowers like birdfoot violets. Plan to stay at the shelter house after the walk for some refreshments, a warm fire and good conversation with fellow walkabouters. What a great way start the walkabout season. Easy walking.

Bloodroot in bloom at Pecatonica River Forest Preserve at our 2010 Wildflower Walkabout. 
On Wednesday, April 20 we will meet at Pecatonica River Forest Preserve at 6:00 p.m. Dave Kostka of Angelic Organics Learning Center will take us on a tour of the Pecatonica River Forest Preserve which includes creekside and river edge floodplain forest, several old field meadows, gorges and upland forest sites. Within its 55-acre Nature Preserve lies an oxbow lake with a minimally disturbed mesic forest with several species of unique flora. Hiking will be easy to moderate.

Please call 815/964-6666 for information about these walks.