Monday, March 09, 2009
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Wildflower nature walks on Elkhart Hill

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[March 09, 2009]  ELKHART -- Celebrate spring on April 18 or 25 with a walk on beautiful Elkhart Hill to enjoy the spectacular wildflowers.

(Blue-eyed Mary and spring beauty pictured.)

The walks will be led by botanist Bill McClain, retired program manager from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. McClain has studied the flowers and history of Elkhart Hill for over 25 years.

Everyone on the walks will receive a "wildflower bingo" card to learn the names of the flowers and to keep track of the beautiful wildflowers they see.

Before the walks, participants can enjoy breakfast or lunch in downtown Elkhart at the Bluestem Bake Shop, Talk of the Town restaurant or Wild Hare Café. Walkers should meet in downtown Elkhart at the Bluestem Bake Shop for the 9:30 a.m. walk and at Classical Vintage, a new shop in downtown Elkhart, for the 1:30 p.m. walk.

Each outing will last approximately 90 minutes, and each group is limited to 15 people. Children must be age 7 or older and accompanied by an adult.

Reservations are required for both walks, and registration closes on April 15. The cost is $5 per person.

Most of the outing will be on foot, so walkers should dress for the weather and bring insect repellent.

For more information or a reservation form, call 217-947-2046 or visit

[Text from file received from Peggy Lee]

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