Elkhart wildflower walks run through April 28th
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[April 23, 2018]
- Even though the weather has been whimsical this
year, the Elkhart Historical Society Will be hosting Wildflower
Walks each Saturday, starting today, Saturday, the 14th of April.
take advantage of this wonderful opportunity by reservation only.
The tours will be guided by Dr. Pam Moriearty*. Master Naturalist
and Gillette Ransom who has also done extensive research on the
fauna and folklore/medicinal use in the past. They will share the
beauty and variety of the ephemeral spring wild flowers on Elkhart
Hill. The wildflower walks will be April 14th, 21st and 28th at 10
a.m. and 4 p.m.
Dr. Moriearty will be with us on the 4 o’clock walk on the 14th and
the 10 o’clock walk on the 28th.
finale on April 28th, includes a 6:00am or 4:00pm bird walk, with
Ornithologists Rhetta Jack, Lara Borgerson, and Joe Funk all
superior birders with fascinating knowledge of the birds, not only
of Elkhart Hill but in many places around the world. Come sharpen
your skills or learn for the first time.
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A walk will be given at 10 a.m. which will combine birds and
wildflowers, followed by an optional lunch at the Wild Hare Cafe. See the
Elkhart Historical website for a reservation form at
historicalsociety.org. Once you are ready to make your reservations,
please call (217) 947-2238 and leave a message. You will receive a confirming
The cost for all walks is $10.00 with an additional cost for lunch if you choose
[J. ROB WILSON]