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Early Season Wildflowers at Low Elevations
April 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 flower-finding after meeting at a centrally-located place to carpool (familiar pods in vehicles or caravan in own vehicles). Masks and social distancing required per state and county 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. Each year brings a different perspective to the landscape depending on winter precipitation. 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). More information will be provided one week prior to the event. Dress for variable weather conditions.
Friday, April 22
8:00 am-12:00 pm
Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area