Wildflower Walk at Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve

April 2023

01apr9:00 AM11:00 AMWildflower Walk at Shenks Ferry Wildflower PreserveShenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve



Spring ephemerals sprout, grow, bloom, and die before the forest canopy leafs out, in a strategy to take advantage of the sunlight that reaches the early spring forest floor. This hike will explore Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve, renowned for the 70 species of spring wildflower it protects. On this easy 3 mile out and back hike through the preserve, your presenter will be pointing out the numerous native ephemeral wildflowers and the critical role they play in this ecosystem along the way.

Where to meet

Parking area at the end of Green Hill Rd

What to expect

This will be an easy 3 mile out and back hike with some gradual climbs and is open to all ages. A port-o-john is available on site. The event will run rain or shine. Severe weather cancellations will be made at the time of the event.

What to bring

Dress for the weather and bring water to drink.


Photo: Michelle Johnsen


(Saturday) 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve

Green Hill Road South