Guided wildflower hike this week at Wildcat Hills

June 4, 2018 Justin Haag

Hoary Vetchling
A hoary vetchling (Lathyrus polymorphus) blooms at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area. (NEBRASKAland/Justin Haag)

GERING, Neb. – The Wildcat Hills Nature Center at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area will celebrate National Wildflower Week with a guided hike through the park’s flora. The Wildflower Walk, an installment of the Wildcat Weekends series of events, will be Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the nature center.

Participants will learn keys to identifying flowering plant species during the mile-long journey.

Amanda Filipi, the Commission outdoor education specialist who is leading the hike, said the unusually wet spring has brought many flowers that she has not seen at the park in past years.

“We have a bunch of flowers in bloom,” she said. “It’s beautiful out here.”

The event is open to the public free of charge, but a park entry permit is required for vehicles. Participants are asked to bring water and wear hiking shoes.

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