Mesa Verde Wildflower Week, June 3 to 9, 2018

Color graphic of a bee hovering over wildflowers with the mesa in background.

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News Release Date: May 31, 2018

Contact: Cristy Brown, 970-529-4608

Mesa Verde National Park announces Wildflower Week June 3 to 9, 2018.  Although the park is experiencing drought conditions and wildflowers are not as abundant as in wetter years, several wildflowers are blooming including Utah sweetvetch, mules ears, lupine and yucca. For Wildflower Week 2018, the park is partnering with the Natural History Museum at University of Colorado Boulder to provide interactive exhibits focusing on celebrating and understanding wildflowers and their natural history (schedule below). To experience the wildflowers at Mesa Verde National Park we invite you to hike the Prater Ridge and Park Lookout trails and/or drive the road to Wetherill Mesa.
 

June 4

Visitor and Research Center, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Plants Sustain Ecosystems
Climate Change Disconnects

 
Far View Sites, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Plant and Pollinator Diversity
Wildflower Adaptations to the Landscape

 

June 5

Visitor and Research Center, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Plant and Pollinator Diversity
Wildflower Adaptations to the Landscape
Geologic Overlook, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Biodiversity Provides Backups
Human Reliance on Plants

June 6

Visitor and Research Center, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Plant and Pollinator Diversity
Wildflower Adaptations to the Landscape

 

June 7 Visitor and Research Center, 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Plant and Pollinator Diversity
Wildflower Adaptations to the Landscape
 

June 8 Visitor and Research Center, 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Biodiversity Provides Backups
Human Reliance on Plants
Park Point, 8:00 am to 12:15 pm
Plant and Pollinator Diversity

June 9 Visitor and Research Center, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Plants Sustain Ecosystems
Climate Change Disconnects
Human Reliance on Plants
Plant and Pollinator Diversity
 
 
 
 



Last updated: May 31, 2018

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Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330

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