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Wildflower Walkabout - Burr Oak Valley Preserve

Kittentails ( Besseya bullii )

Kittentails (Besseya bullii)

Our ever-popular Wildflower Walkabouts, offered in conjunction with the Natural Land Institute, showcase what is currently in bloom at various woodland and grassland preserves around Winnebago and Boone Counties.  Led by local wildflower experts, these are a wonderful opportunity to learn our local flora with other like-minded enthusiasts.

Zach Grycan and Ed Cope, Natural Land Institute staff will lead us through some of this 99-acre property that is owned and managed by NLI. The natural communities we will visit include mesic upland forest, dolomite prairie, dolomite cliff, and intermittent stream. Expect to see blue-eyed grass, Columbine, maidenhair fern, and the rare kittentails. Please park at the northern entrance of the preserve at Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 7404 Elevator Rd. in Roscoe. Moderate hiking.

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