Audubon To Hold Wildflower Hike Thursday In Warren

Described as a nature enthusiast’s dream, Warren’s Hatch Run Conservation Area is the site for an Off-Trail Wildflower Hike offered by the Audubon Community Nature Center on Thursday, May 18. The Fringed polygala, also known as Gaywings, pictured is one of the spring wildflowers those attending could observe.

Under the management of the Warren County Conservation District, the Hatch Run Conservation Area has been described as a nature enthusiast’s dream.

The Audubon Community Nature Center invites the general public to join Audubon officials for an Off-Trail Wildflower Hike there on Thursday, May 18, to see the wildflowers in the hills. Hatch Run has many wildflowers that aren’t on the trails. The walk will take hikers on and off the trail to explore for flowers that are not as easily accessible. The forest contains both hills and wet areas, which creates many different habitats for plants.

Participants in the two-hour walk will meet at 2 p.m. in the parking lot at the corner of Hatch Run Road and Conewango Avenue in Warren. The walk will be led by Audubon senior naturalist Jeff Tome, who has spent hours hiking on and off the trails at Hatch Run.

Participants should wear sturdy shoes for walking, not sandals or flip flops. Be prepared for some hilly terrain and some areas that may be wet. The walk will travel a little more than a mile.

The fee is $16, $12 for Nature Center members. Space is limited. Paid reservations are required by Tuesday, May 16, by calling 569-2345 during business hours or click through Attend a Program/Programs and Workshops under Plan Your Visit or the Programs link in the top bar at www.auduboncnc.org.

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