“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse


Take notice this spring of the many wildflowers peeking out around you. Wildflowers are native species of flower that support pollinators and can improve soil health, prevent erosion, and improve water quality. To keep up these amazing benefits, it is important you DO NOT PICK wildflowers.

Print out the children’s scavenger hunt to inspire your next nature walk, or use our woodland flower checklist and challenge yourself to find them all. Wondering where to start? Check out the maps of forest preserves and parks in Winnebago County.

To learn more about how to identify various flower species, view the Wildflower Walkabout video series produced by Severson Dells Nature Center.



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