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Spring Wildflower Hike at Stillhouse Hollow Falls
This will be a joint hike with Swan Conservation Trust. In 2017, the state added approximately 110 acres to the 90-acre Stillhouse Hollow Falls State Natural Area. We plan to hike the 2/3 mile trail to the falls where we will have lunch. After exploring the area around the falls, we will then explore the new property. Since there are no trails on the new property be prepared to walk on uneven ground. Boots are highly recommended. We will explore a ravine and portions of the uplands. The ravine is rich with wildflowers including wild hyacinth, greater yellow ladies’-slippers, Miami mist, purple rocket, Illinois wood-sorrel, and celandine poppy. From the new property, we will do a complete loop back to the trail and parking lot. The trip should end around 3 p.m. During the hike the leader will discuss issues, volunteering, management, ecology, and of course the many plants that we will see. To date, 390 plant species have been recorded for the natural area.
Leader: Allan J. Trently and Bart Jones
Meeting Place: Parking lot of the natural area just off U.S. Route 43.
Time: 10:00 a.m. Central
Lunch: Bring water, snack and/or lunch