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Walloon Wildflower Walk
Walloon Wildflower Walk

Fri, May 10


Wildwood Harbor Preserve

Walloon Wildflower Walk

Spring ephemerals are some of our first wildflowers of the year. These short-lived beauties flourish in the woodland understory just before the tree leaves appear. Enjoy them with us while they're here!

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Time & Location

May 10, 2024, 2:00 PM

Wildwood Harbor Preserve, 3899 Wildwood Harbor Rd, Boyne City, MI 49712, USA

About the event

Join us and the Walloon Lake Association & Conservancy for a peaceful hike at one of our favorite spots to look for spring wildflowers (aka spring ephemerals). Spring ephemeral flowers are short-lived, blooming after the snow melts but before trees and shrubs leaf out. In a matter of only a few short weeks, they bloom, photosynthesize, reproduce, and enter dormancy. 

Guided by CAKE CISMA Education & Outreach Specialist, Katie Gray, we'll unravel the life cycle of these ephemeral beauties, from their brief but spectacular bloom to their crucial role as early-season pollinators for native insects. Learn about their fascinating adaptations and ecological significance, as they play a vital role in the delicate balance of our natural ecosystems. This hike is suitable for all ages but does feature uneven and hilly terrain. 

What should I bring? 

Consider bringing your camera or binoculars

Dress for the weather! Always check the forecast in advance

Sunscreen and bug spray for your safety and comfort

If anyone in your party requires special accommodations, such as an interpreter, wheelchair-accessible seating, etc, please contact CAKE CISMA at least three weeks before the event in which you plan on attending.

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