Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk

Date(s) - Sunday, May 14, 2017
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Bentley Sanctuary


Audubon Community Nature Center will hold its annual Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14 at Bentley Preserve, Bentley Road in Jamestown. The walk will be led by Jack Gulvin, a naturalist at Chautauqua Institution.

Walkers will meander through the woods in search of spring wildflowers. The hike features all the spring flowers, from the white Black Cohosh to Stinking Benjamin, another name for Red Trillium. Learn which wildflowers are native and which were brought here by Europeans, eager to see a familiar sight from the home country. Also learn about some that tagged along, uninvited.

Meet at 2 p.m. at the entrance to the Bentley Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is located at the end of Bentley Road, off Fluvanna Road (State Route 430) near the Fluvanna Community Church in Greenhurst.

Wear mud-proof footwear and dress for the weather. With the wonderful background information Gulvin provides, a pencil and paper are often welcome accessories. Since it is also a great time for birds, consider bringing binoculars.

The fee is $8 for the general public and $6 for Nature Center members and children ages 9 – 15. Reservations are not required.

You can pay online and bring your ticket to the event. If you prefer to pay the day of the event, exact change is appreciated.