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Hillsdale Spring Wild Flower Walk • Miami County

Saturday, Apr 12th, 2014 @ 1pm
Hillsdale State Park • 26001 West 255th Street • Paola, KS • Map

Hillsdale State Park in Paola, KS has 32 miles of hiking trails, meandering through multiple habitats from the shore of the 5,000 acre lake, including native prairie to oak/hickory woodlands. Our first exploration will be the 1.5 mile ‘Hidden Spring Nature Trail” (Yes, there is a hidden spring!). While the terrain is steep in places, it is well graded with steps for easy walking. We will meet at the Visitor Center parking lot at 1:00 PM. The Visitor Center has an excellent small museum, so allow time before or after our hike to enjoy the educational displays.
Directions: The Visitor Center is at 26001 West 255th Street. Turn west on the Hillsdale exit from K-7/169.

Contact: Lenora Larson 913-284-3360

More Info: KDWPT Hillsdale info

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society


35 people attended the event.

There was a total of 35 on the tour. Lenora and Ken scouted the area 6 days earlier and there was very little showing but Lenora wanted to go ahead with the tour. Five days later there were thousands of May Apples, a few Trout Lilies in flower, Toothwort, Meadow Rue is up, interesting foliage showing on trees including bloom buds on the Bladdernut and overall we had a wonderful and interesting time. The weather could not have been better at 78 degrees.

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