• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

Shenandoah National Park Sponsors Wildflower Weekend

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Date: May 3, 2007
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.

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