Spring Wildflower Hike (this hike is closed with 15 participants)
Lower Howards Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve
Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Nature Walk/Hike Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity
A great many invasive plants have been removed at this preserve by a group of dedicated and energetic volunteers. And it shows: now that those honeysuckle bushes are gone, a stunning display of wildflowers covers much of the forest floor in spring. We will walk from the upland parking areas on an old road that descends into the creek valley, and then along the creek which is among the most beautiful waterways in the Bluegrass. We'll admire the spectacular rock faces that form its banks, and hope to catch a large population of Virginia Bluebells in flower. The uphill trek back to the parking lot is steep and may require several stops to catch one's breath. (Limit: 15 participants, pre-registration required).