Join Severson Dells and the Natural Land Institute staff and volunteers on an exploration of many of the local wildflower hotspots. Wildflower Walks showcase what is currently in bloom at various woodland and prairie preserves around Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties. All walks will begin at 6:00 p.m. There is no fee for the walks, but membership in Severson Dells and/or the Natural Land Institute is encouraged. For more information, please call 815/335-2915 (SDNC) or 815/964-6666 (NLI). You can find all the 2019 Wildflower Walks here: http://www.seversondells.com/guided-walks
Joni Denker of the Rockford Park District and Jack Armstrong, Severson Dells and Rockford Park District board member will lead this hike through mesic and wet-mesic prairie where prairie dropseed, Indian grass, and big bluestem grow. This site is one of the highest quality wet prairies in the state. Easy hiking, but the area may be wet. Meet at Searls Park on Central Avenue in Rockford across from the soccer fields.
Directions: Searls Prairie Nature Preserve - Central Ave., Rockford, IL 61101 - From Rockford at jct. Bus. Hwy. 20 (West State Street) & Central Avenue, take Central Avenue north 1.8 mi. to Searls Memorial Park. The nature preserve is in the south part of the park west of Central Avenue.