Wildflower Photography Hike Offered on May 13th

The bright yellow Golden Bee Cleome wildflower is found at Painted Hills and grows in the drainages.

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News Release Date: April 17, 2017

Kimberly, Oregon – The picturesque Painted Hills will again be dotted with wildflowers this spring. The increase in snow this past winter marks favorable conditions for the famous yellow flowers John Day Chaenactis and Golden Bee Cleome to bloom in the Painted Hills area.

Register today for the guided wildflower photography hike on May 13th from 8 am – 10 am. This two-hour hike will be through areas of the park that are normally off-limits to the public. The program is free to the public, along uneven terrain, with designated stops and ranger discussions. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes with ankle protection, bring plenty of water, sun protection, snacks, and your camera. The walk is limited to 20 people and spots must be reserved by calling (541) 987-2333 or e-mail us.

“The Painted Hills are amazing at any time of year, but the wildflower display can be especially stunning.” Superintendent Shelly Hall says “I am excited that we can offer this popular guided hike again this year”.

Our full schedule of daily walks and talks begins on June 11th. Additional special events are planned throughout the summer. Visitors should check the monument’s website at www.nps.gov/joda or call the visitor center at (541) 987-2333 for more information.

Last updated: April 19, 2017

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