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Early Season Wildflowers at Low Elevations

Satisfy your need to get outdoors and find early season wildflowers on this guided wildflower walk and talk! Participants will move between sites by car with short spurts of hiking after meeting at a centrally-located place to carpool (familiar pods in vehicles or caravan in our own vehicles). Masks and social distancing required per state guidelines in place at the time.

The sites are located in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (elevation 4800 to 8000’) where we’ll find the oft-overlooked and colorful pallid milkweed, Aztec milkvetch, Fender’s cliffrose, and Indian breadfruit, to name a few species. These species bloom for short periods of time and are habitat-specific. Bring cameras and nature journals to satisfy your creative outlets. Different elevations and habitats provide opportunities to view a wide variety of Colorado’s native plants and wildflowers. Register for one guided experience or all!

Ridgway writer Mary Menz and Montrose photographer Jim Pisarowicz will share their extensive plant knowledge and excitement for the area with you. Registration includes a copy of their book Common Wildflowers of the San Juan Mountains (2019). Dress for variable weather conditions. More information will be provided one week prior to the event.

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  • Date

    Friday, April 23

  • Time

    8:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Location

    Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

  • Cost

    $45 tuition