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.
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. Meet at Searles Park on Central Avenue in Rockford across from the soccer fields. Easy hiking, but the area may be wet.