Wildflower walk at Washoe Lake State Park May 10

Washoe Lake State Park

WASHOE VALLEY, Nev.–Nevada State Parks is hosting a wildflower walk at Washoe Lake State Park May 10, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 11a.m.

Join park staff for a leisurely stroll through the park to meet the wildflowers and to learn their common and scientific names, each plant’s use and whether a plant is poisonous. Park staff will also discuss climate and growing zones. Some uphill walking is involved. Children under seven are not recommended. Please bring water, a camera and a picnic lunch to enjoy after the program.

On this one-and-a-half-mile walk visitors will get to see the following types of wildflowers: Wild Phlox, Desert Peach, Bitterbrush, Balsamroot, Butterweed, Stork’s Bill, Wild Rose bushes, Cattails, Tidy Tips and more. Aspen and Willows that have returned since the fires on Deadman’s Trail will also be viewed.

 

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