News Release 294

Experience late summer wildflower display Sept. 3 at Prairie State Park

Volume 39-294 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., AUG. 29, 2011 - As the tallgrass prairie transitions from summer to fall, it is ablaze with color. On Sept. 3, experience this color explosion on a wildflower walk at Prairie State Park near Mindenmines. The 1.6-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. at the park's nature center and will last approximately two hours.

The park naturalist will lead the hike as you walk among the tall grasses and colorful fall flowers to learn more about the prairie ecosystem. Dress for the weather and hiking across the prairie; long pants, sturdy shoes and insect repellent are recommended.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane in Barton County. For more details, call Prairie State Park at 417-843-6711 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information on Missouri state parks, visit