Jill Vance, C.I.G.Monroe Lake Interpretive Naturalist offers up tips to planting wildflowers. Programs and hikes to get involved in this Spring!
Monroe Lake (Bloomington) Wildflower Programs/Hikes
Salt Creek Wildflower Hike, April 12
Mt. Carmel Fault Wildflower Hike, April 19
Wildflowers: Stories Behind the Names, April 23
McCormick's Creek State Park (Spencer) Wildflower Weekend
April 13-14, www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2978.htm
Brown County Wildflower Foray (Brown and Monroe Counties)
April 26-28, www.tinyurl.com/bcwildflowerforay
1. Why spring wildflowers are referred to as "ephemerals"
2. When do wildflowers begin to bloom each year (how early)
3. Highlight 3 examples of native spring wildflowers
- Harbinger-of-Spring (picture 1), and why it's called that
- Snow Trillium (picture 2), and what is a "trillium"
- Liverleaf (picture 3), and story behind the name (picture 4)
4. Introduce a non-native, invasive wildflower, Garlic Mustard (picture 5)
- and discuss why it is a problem and should be removed when found (picture 6)
5. Mention upcoming programs/hikes where people can learn more about spring wildflowers
6. If there is still time to fill... discuss a few of the best identification books for Indiana wildflowers
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