Date(s) - Sunday, May 10, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Continuing a decades-long tradition, naturalist Jack Gulvin will lead the Audubon Nature Center’s annual Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 10 at the Bentley Sanctuary, located at the end of Bentley Road, off Fluvanna Road to the right (if heading north), near the Fluvanna Community Church, 3363 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown.
Meet at 2 p.m. at the entrance to the sanctuary.
The walk meanders through the woods in search of spring wildflowers. The hike features all the spring flowers, from spring beauties to marsh marigolds. You can learn which are native and which were brought here by Europeans eager to see a familiar sight from the home country. You will also learn about some that tagged along uninvited.
Bring sturdy, 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 or $6 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations are not required.
Gulvin is a naturalist at Chautauqua Institution, where he leads nature walks at at 9 a.m. Fridays during the Chautauqua season. He also oversees the Purple Martin colonies, leading walks the first four Fridays of the season at 4:15 p.m.
If you can’t make it on May 10, you can visit the Bentley Sanctuary on your own any time between dawn and dusk.