Friday, June 21, 2013

Wildflower Walk scheduled at Prairie State Park July 6

Visitors are invited to see the prairie ablaze with color on a wildflower hike with a park naturalist at Prairie State Park on Saturday, July 6. Sponsored by Missouri
State Parks, the hike begins at 10 a.m. at Prairie State Park‘s Nature Center.

The hike will include a walk among green grasses and colorful flowers with an opportunity to learn more about the amazing prairie ecosystem. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear long pants and sturdy shoes. The hike will last about two hours and cover approximately 1.6 miles.

The Wildflower Walk is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge.

To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane in Mindenmines. For more information about the event, contact the park at 417-843-6711. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.