Department of Parks
Wildflowers Celebrated at Audubon’s Annual Wildflower Extravaganza April 4

Press Release Date:  Thursday, March 19, 2015  
Contact Information:  Julie McDonald,
270-826-2247
 


HENDERSON, Ky. – Which native wildflower’s root is rumored to have been used as body paint?  Why are trillium plants dependent upon ants? Can a dogwood tree help people with asthma? 

 

The answers to these and many other wondrous wildflower questions will be examined at John James Audubon State Park’s Annual Wildflower Extravaganza on Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT. 

 

Throughout the day, visitors to the park in Henderson will have the opportunity to stretch their legs and expand their minds. This annual event features programs for all ages, including three wildflower walks and scavenger hunt.

 

Saturday, April 4’s activities include:

·         9-10:30 a.m. – Wildflower walk - Audubon Museum - Front Porch

Learn about the traditional uses of native wildflower plants on this half-mile to one-mile hike.

·         11 a.m.-noon – Wildflower walk - Audubon Museum - Front Porch

Learn about the traditional uses of native wildflower plants on this half a mile hike.

·         Noon-12:30 p.m. – Kids’ Wildflower Scavenger Hunt  - Audubon Museum Back Porch

In this 30-minute program for children ages 3-5, we’ll learn about shapes, colors and our local flowers on this easy paved trail.

·         1-2  p.m. – Wildflower Walk - Audubon Museum - Front Porch

We’ll identify as many flowers as we can on this challenging one-mile trail.

 

For more information contact Julie McDonald at juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov or 270-826-2247.

 

John James Audubon State Park also has a museum, gift shop, campground, cottages, hiking trails and 9-hole golf course.

 

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov