Discover Spring Flowers – and get a head start on a new badge

Quick – can you identify ten species of wildflowers? I’ll bet you got trilliums, and maybe the trout lily that’s pictured here. How many more? Blood root? False Solomon Seal?

On Thursday, May 11, the Biodiversity Team is sponsoring a hike in which Angelika, an expert on native plants, will help you identify those and many more along the Rockside Side Trail. Many of the spring flowers you’ll see will be gone in a flash – they’re called “ephemerals” for a reason – so don’t miss this unique opportunity.

The photos you take on the hike can count toward the requirements for one of the Club’s newest badges, the Naturalist Badge. Wildflowers are just one of seven categories of flora and fauna you’ll be asked to document. Some of the others are trees, birds and mushrooms. Full details will be available on the website soon.

You’ll also receive tips on using the iNaturalist app. (If you haven’t downloaded it yet, please do this at home.)

Limit of 10 participants, so register now! Full details about the hike, and a link for registering, can be found here.