Park district holds first of two wildflower walks

April 1st, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: News

The first full day of spring was a continuation of warm bright days and at Sycamore Park there was a crowd looking to take advantage of the day.

The Clermont County Park District held its first wild flower walk of the season in the park. Naturalist Keith Robinson led visitors along the hiking trail through Wilson Nature Preserve and pointed out several wildflowers already in bloom, including salt and pepper and bloodroot.

Robinson said Sycamore Park and the nature preserve is the best park in the county to see wildflowers and many more will be popping up the coming weeks.

Clermont County Park District Naturalist Keith Robinson points out a flower in Sycamore Park Sunday. The trees and local wildflowers at the park will be in full bloom over the next two to three weeks.
Visitors to the park should keep a sharp eye out for Dutchman's Breeches, three types of trillium, Harbinger of spring, celandine poppies, trout lilies, and Virginia Bluebells. Robinson said bluebells are especially common along the banks of the 25 acre island located in the nature preserve.

An additional wildflower walk is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 in the park. A naturalist will guide visitors along the trail.
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