See wildflowers on guided walk; date to be determined

white trillium
White trillium. Photo courtesy Jeff Tome

Stunning blankets of wildflowers coating the forest floor are one of the surest signs of spring, but wildflower season is a moving target that changes with the weather.

This year, the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center is offering a wildflower walk with a date to be determined. The Wildflower Wander will be held from 1-3 p.m. on a Saturday in May, depending on the when the flowers peak.

The location is still to be determined, too. Jeff Tome, a senior naturalist at the Audubon Nature Center who has been actively searching for wildflowers for years, will scout out several locations to find one that showcases the best flowers in the region.

After you put your name on the call list, when conditions are right, you will be called about a week in advance with the date, location and trail conditions. It may be muddy and sloppy, but those are some of the best flower locations in Chautauqua County.

To be placed on the call list, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or email

Payment is required when you confirm. The fee is $16 for the public and $12 for Friends of the Nature Center.

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