Wildflower Weekend!Did you know there are more than 850 species of flowering plants that grow in Shenandoah National Park? 70% of them are native and racing to bloom before overhead trees become fully leafed out and block the sunlight on the forest floor.
As much as we were looking forward to an amazing Wildflower Weekend on May 9 and 10 in Shenandoah National Park, the decision has been made to cancel this year's event, with health concerns about COVID-19 and uncertainty surrounding future park operations.
Youth Art in the Park
Wildflower Art Contest
The 2020 "Youth Art in the Park" wildflower art contest, held in conjunction with Wildflower Weekend, has also been canceled. Any artwork that has already been submitted will be returned to the artist as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact Wildflower Weekend and youth art contest coordinator Mara Meisel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The contest is open to all K-12 students in the following counties: Albemarle, Augusta, Greene, Madison, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren.
For the subjects of their work, artists must use wildflowers that are native to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Shenandoah National Park. The following files contain a list of eligible flower species, as well as photos of some species for reference. An overview of the program, with rules and entry form, are also provided.
Entries must be 8 x 10 inches, and only flat media such as acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, fabric, etc. may be used. Artwork should not be mounted, matted, or framed.
Last updated: March 31, 2020