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Pasque Flower Hike

Event Details

April 21, 2023 5:00 PM — April 21, 2023 6:30 PM
Location: Motor Mill Campground
3002 Grain Road
Elkader , IA/52043
Contact Name: Ean
Email: cccb@claytoncountyia.gov
Phone: 563-245-1516
Website: https://www.claytoncountyconservation.org/event-details/pasque-flower-hike-1

Event Description

Pasque Flower Hike

Friday, April 21st

5:00-6:30 PM

       Aldo Leopold once said, “the chance to find a pasque flower is as inalienable as the right to free speech.” Come and exercise your right with a guided hike to see one of Iowa’s earliest-blooming and most beloved wildflowers at the Motor Mill Historic Site. Pasque flowers indicate high-quality natural areas, particularly prairie areas including a thin-soiled “goat prairie” overlooking the Turkey River Valley. To nature lovers, their emergence marks the start of the wildflower season.

       The hike will be a short but rugged off-trail hike, so participants should be confident in their mobility and wear appropriate footwear. The group will meet at the campground at Motor Mill for the roughly 1-mile round-trip hike. Motor Mill is located at 23002 Grain Road, Elkader, IA 52043.

To sign up or ask questions please contact the Osborne Nature Center at 563-245-1516 or sign up at claytoncountyconservation.org .