Registration link below for Wild Flower Wednesday Walks

Please join us for Wildflower Wednesday, where we will hunt for and discuss “what is blooming” on various trails in the park.
Presented by the Wild Flower Team: Pat Cooper, Beatrice Trezevant & special guest Curt Nimtz

DATES/TIME:
May 15 2024-DONE
June 12
July 10

August 14
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

REGISTRATION LINK

  • Please wear closed toe shoes, and bring water, sunscreen and a camera (if you like).
  • Space is limited to 15 people and registration is required through the link below.
  • This is a popular hike, so we keep a waiting list. If you sign up and later find out that you cannot make it, please cancel your reservation so that someone else can have a spot.
  • Cancellations, if they happen, will be via email… so check your messages before the hike to make sure it has not been changed.
  • The hike is free, but a valid park pass is required on all vehicles that enter the park. Passes may be purchased at the Visitor Center
  • if you have a group of 5 or more, please contact us at Friendsofcmsp@gmail.com and we will try to accommodate your group on a separate hike

Helpful websites:
Colorado Plant Database

Eastern CO Wildflowers

Wildflower, Trees, Ferns of CO, NM, AZ & UT 

USDA Plant Database


Helpful smartphone apps: 
iNatualist
Colorado 
Wildflowers
Wildflowers of the Western Plains-Earthrover Software
Colorado Rocky Mountain Wildflowers-High Country Apps
Colorado Weed ID-Colorado Dept of Agriculture

Native Plant Sources:
Phelan Gardens https://phelangardens.com
High Plains Environmental Center in Loveland 
CONPS springs plant sale, regional plant swaps and seed swaps.
Horticultural Arts Society spring plant sale
Good Earth Garden Center
Harlequin’s Garden in Boulder 
https://www.westernnativeseed.com 
https://www.coloradohardyplants.com/
https://csfs.colostate.edu/seedling-tree-nursery/ 

General Information:
CoNPS Low-Water Native Plants for Pollinators https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CGZzdo0chyd1nsi5Oni8QBZcblwKLqor/view?usp=sharing CoNPS Gardening with Native Plants https://conps.org/home-2/resources/gardening-with-native-plants/ Native Shrubs for Colorado Landscapes (CSU) https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/yard-garden/native-shrubs-for-colorado-landscapes-7-422/

  • Photos by Pat Cooper.