April 27th Wildflower Walks

Blood Root 3-24-19 Tide Spring Road

Wildflower Walks
on Shenandoah Mountain
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Please join the Headwaters Master Naturalists for our annual rediscovery of the springtime beauty in the forests of our backyard mountain.

After a long winter, what better way to celebrate warmer days than to hit the trails in search of spring wild flowers. And really there is no better place to start your search than the trails of Shenandoah Mountain. Have you ever seen the fringe on the fringed polygala? Smelled the foul flower of wild ginger? Admired the slim stalks and blue beauty of the bluets? These are just a few of the wildflowers you might encounter on the naturalist-led walks hosted by the Headwaters Chapter of the Master Naturalists.

Come out and see the spring wildflowers on Shenandoah Mountain in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests!

  • Join one of four groups that will be accompanied by members of the Headwaters Master Naturalists for a walk in the forest. We will have the support of wildflower experts familiar with the trails and flowers.
  • Find and photograph the many different species of wildflowers.
  • Admire the flowers in place leaving them for others to enjoy and to fulfill their spot in the mountain ecosystem.
  • Free! All welcome! Sign up required.

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To Participate:

  • Sign up by time and place through our Eventbrite site.
  • There are four options of places to visit starting at either 9:30 am or 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 27.
  • You will receive an email with the meeting place and directions after you sign up.
  • Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Wear walking shoes and bring water and your camera!

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Walks on Saturday, April 27, 2019:

North River Gorge Trail: 9:30 am- 12 pm, 2 miles
North River Campground Area: 9:30 am- 12 pm,  0.5-1 mile
Hone Quarry Area: 9:30 am- 1:30 pm, 4 miles
North River Campground Area: 1 pm- 3:30 pm,  0.5-1 mile

More about each of these walks on the Eventbrite site registration page.

Approximate trailhead locations are pictured below. Click on the image for a Google map.




2016 Wildflower Walk participants at Braley Pond. Photo by Carl Droms.

Top photo is Bloodroot by Sue Gier