Spring Nature Fling

Rangers and visitors on wildflower hik
Hikers stop to examine wildflowers on the Hike Into Spring hike.

Sherry Hogue


Celebrate Spring in Appalachia at the 2022 Spring Nature Fling (formerly known as Wildflower Weekend)

Join us for ranger-guided programs in local national and state park sites!

April - May, 2022

young girl examining a wildflower
A young girl gets up close to examine a wildflower.

NPS photo/Dave Bieri

Celebrate the glories of spring in Appalachian from the rim of the gorge to the river! Explore the area’s natural diversity and contribute as a citizen scientist at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Tamarack, and the state parks of Babcock, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield, Hawks Nest, and Twin Falls Resort.

All programs are FREE unless noted. Social distancing and current health protocols will be practiced during all event activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring water and wear sturdy walking shoes for guided walks. Snacks, binoculars, a hand lens, field guides, a favorite smart device pre-loaded with nature apps, and a camera are also useful.


Event Schedule

Check back in March for a full schedule of events.

wildflower painting

Spring Wildflower Art Contest

Find out how to enter the 2022 Appalachian Spring Wildflower Art Contest!

2009 Wildflower Weekend video

View a video about Wildflower Weekend 2009, produced by WV Public Broadcasting in June 2009

Last updated: November 29, 2021

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P.O. Box 246, 104 Main Street
Glen Jean , WV 25846


304 465-0508

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