Shenandoah National Park Sponsors Wildflower Weekend
Contact: Mara Meisel, 540-999-3282
Native flowers will be in the spotlight during Shenandoah National Park’s 21st annual Wildflower Weekend, May 12 and 13, 2007. Visitors will have a chance to meet woodland beauties such as wild geranium, trillium, jack-in-the-pulpit, and many others on a variety of naturalist-led hikes.
The Feature Program this year will be a digital photography workshop for beginners with an optional Filed Session, presented by Rob and Ann Simpson.
Hikes include Millers Head, Mill Prong, Pocosin Mission, Gravel Springs-Bluff Trail, Limberlost, Appalachian Trail, Stony Man-Passamaquoddy Loop, and South River Falls trails. There will also be bird walks, a butterfly walk, children’s programs, a wildflower identification hike for beginners, and more. Click here for the complete program schedule (pdf, 18 kb).
Programs are free, and there is no registration required. There is a $15-per-car entrance fee to the park, good for seven days. For more information about Wildflower Weekend, call the park at 540-999-3283.
Did You Know?
In 1928, wanting to escape the heat and humidity of summers in Washington, D.C., Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover began looking for a "summer place" within a day's drive of the city. The Hoovers acquired land within the proposed Shenandoah National Park and built Rapidan Camp, their summer White House.