Our ever-popular Wildflower Walkabouts, offered in conjunction with the Natural Lands 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.
Aaron Minson, Boone County Conservation District, and Brian Hale, Conservation District Volunteer, take us through the recently restored prairie and basswood, hickory and white oak forest to explore the wildflowers in northern Boone County. Kinnikinnick Creek Conservation Area is located 3.2 miles north of Route 173 on Caledonia Road. The entrance is just north of North Boone School Road. Moderate hiking.
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 PM. 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).