September 12, 2016

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Wildflower walk planned Sept. 17 at Prairie State Park

As fall approaches and the prairie is alive with color, it is the perfect time to go on a wildflower walk Sept. 17 at Prairie State Park near Mindenmines. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and visitors should meet at the park’s Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center.

The walk will take visitors through the prairie with colorful wildflowers such as asters and goldenrods as they learn about the prairie ecosystem. The hike will be about 1.6 miles and should last approximately two hours. Participants should dress for the weather and hiking across a prairie so sturdy shoes, long pants and insect repellent are recommended. Don’t forget to bring water and a camera.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane, Mindenmines. For more information or to register for the event, call the park at 417-843-6711. Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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