Wednesday, April 04, 2012
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Elkhart Wildflower Nature Walks April 14 and 21

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[April 04, 2012]  ELKHART -- Enjoy the spectacular wildflowers on Elkhart Hill on two Saturdays, April 14 and 21, when David Schroder leads the annual Wildflower Nature Walks. Schroder is a retired science professor from Lincoln College and a Master Gardener.

Walks are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on both dates. Each outing will last approximately 90 minutes, and each group is limited to 15 people. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Everyone on the Wildflower Nature Walks will receive a wildflower "bingo" card to help learn the names of the flowers and to keep track of the beautiful wildflowers they see on Elkhart Hill.

Reservations are required for the walks. The cost is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. For more information and the online, printable reservation form, go to

Master Gardeners in Macon, Sangamon-Menard, McLean, Peoria and Logan counties can obtain CE credit for the walk. Contact your Master Gardener coordinator directly for credit.

The outing will be on foot, so walkers should dress for the weather, wear good walking shoes and bring insect repellent.

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Walkers should meet in historic downtown Elkhart approximately a half-hour before the scheduled walks. The meeting place is at the Bluestem Bake Shop, 107 Gov. Oglesby St., for the 9:30 walks, and at Horsefeathers for the 1:30 walks.

To further enhance the Wildflower Nature Walk experience, a dinner lecture on the "Wildflowers of Logan County" will be presented by Schroder at the Wild Hare Café in Elkhart on April 13 at 5:30 p.m.

For further information and reservation forms, go to

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]

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