Wildflower Walks 2015


Please join the Headwaters Master Naturalists and our collaborators,

for Spring Wildflower Walks and Diversity Dash on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

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 as many different species of wildflowers as possible.
  • Admire the flowers in place leaving them for others to enjoy and to fulfill their spot in the mountain ecosystem.
  • Upload photographs to our web album after the hike. See photo sharing options here.
  • Free! All welcome! Sign up required.

Diversity Dash:

Bring your camera so you can capture the fleeting beauty for our Diversity Dash.  Which trail shows the most diversity and unique plants? What image can you capture that best represents the diverse and unique habitats of Shenandoah Mountain? No prizes, but all photos will be displayed on the Headwaters Master Naturalist photo website. And don’t worry, no need to run to participate in the Diversity Dash! Just bring your enthusiasm for finding as many wildflowers as you can in a short amount of time!

To Participate:

  • Sign up by time and place using the form below or our contact information.
  • There will be two options of places to visit at both 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 25.
  • 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!

Wildflower Resources:

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  • Please share this event with your friends and family members!
  • Consider printing and posting a flyer; click on image at right for full-sized printable flyer.

Sign up is now closed for the Wildflower Walks 2015. Stayed tuned for next year’s event!

For those already signed up, if you haven’t yet done so, please click on and read The Waiver for All Participants. You may either print, sign, and bring it with you to your hike or be prepared to sign a copy provided to you at your trailhead before your hike begins.
Click on the image above to find a Google map of the trailheads.

Questions? email us