“Early Spring Wildflowers”, “Second Sunday Nature Walk” – Ouabache Trails Park
April 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ouabache Trails Park is splendid with wildflowers, especially in the woodlands in early spring, before the canopy shades the forest floor. There are many species, some occurring in large numbers, and they have a variety of flower structures to ensure pollination by insects and others. During the “Early Spring Wildflowers” nature walk, you will learn to recognize some basic structures and arrangements and use them to learn the wildflowers. Handouts will be provided for these, as well as a list of spring wildflowers found at Ouabache Trails Park. If there are many wildflowers at the time, the walk moves more slowly, of course! Participants will meet in front of the Ouabache Trails Park Office. *Most of the trails involved include are easy, but please be aware there are a few steep slopes on Trails 2+.
- All walks occur on the second Sunday of each month, start at 2:00 pm Eastern, usually last 1 – 1.5 hours, and held rain, snow or shine, but not in severe weather! The meeting places change according to what trails will be used that day. The walks are held free of charge, no registration is required, all ages are welcome and families encouraged to participate.
- This year we will be exploring various ways to be observant with emphasis on exploration and discovery. We will also be exploring ways that different parts of an ecosystem are connected.
- Please be aware that some walks involve steep slopes or wet places, and dress accordingly. Trails vary from easy to moderate to rugged; the description of each walk includes the conditions.
- The walks are provided by Independent Naturalist Terri Talarek King. Any questions can be emailed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org , or leave a voice message (no text) at 812-881-8987.
- Each walk is announced via local media. Also, interested persons are encouraged to join the Facebook page, The Nature of Knox County, Indiana.
- Note on COVID-19 restrictions: The walk leader takes the Coronavirus very seriously. Until the situation becomes much safer, interpretive methods will be used for facilitating social distancing while exploring and learning. All attendees are strongly advised to wear masks for the protection of themselves and others. Future walks are tentative and will operate on a “wait-and-see” basis, but the walk leader remains optimistic!