Wildflower Walks in Shawnee National Forest

wiildflower walk

Plants are everywhere, and we literally depend on them for survival. Yet many do not know how to identify them. During the Wildflower Walks, participants will learn how to identify common plants and flowers while visiting beautiful natural areas in the Shawnee National Forest. Attendees will also learn about the basics of plant identification and will be provided handouts about plant identification terminology, field guides and web resources, along with information on invasive species.


Saturday, October 24, 2015
Wildflower Walk at Atwood Ridge
11 a.m.
Atwood Ridge, Jonesboro, Il.
Meet at the Shawnee National Forest office in Jonesboro

Sunday, October 25, 2015
Wildflower Walk at Lusk Creek
1 p.m.
Lusk Creek Canyon Wilderness, Eddyville, Il.
Meet at the gas station in Eddyville

All of the hikes will last up to 4 hours. No previous experience is necessary. Reservations are not required but are encouraged.  The hikes will be limited to the first 20 participants. To reserve your spot for any of the hikes, contact Chris Benda at botanizer@gmail.com.