WVU Department of Biology Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walks 2023

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WVU Department of Biology Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walks 2023

WVU Core Arboretum is proud to share our urban old-growth forest and its amazing spring ephemeral wildflower display with the public!

By WVU Core Arboretum

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Sunday, April 2 · 12pm EDT


Core Arboretum Parking Lot Monongahela Boulevard Morgantown, WV 26505

About this event

We are happy to be able to share the Arboretum's ephemeral wildflowers with people again this spring! We are offering our traditional WVU Department of Biology Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walks to the public. We are requiring registration again this year to help us keep track of numbers and keep groups sizes reasonable, but registration is free as always.

These walks are guided tours that meet at the Arboretum parking lot, and they typically last about 2 hours, although participants can leave whenever they want. Volunteer guides will lead participants to the wildflowers and point out the different species while talking about their ecology, interesting facts, etc. Last year, over 45 plants were seen in bloom by participants on these walks. These walks are an anticipated spring tradition for many people, and we wish that we could lead everyone on a tour. The Arboretum's spring ephemeral wildflowers are one of the things that makes Morgantown so special!

Wildflower walks will be on all Sundays in April (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) at 12:00, 12:30, 3:00, and 3:30 each day. Additional walks may be scheduled on weekdays and Saturdays if volunteer guides are available.

Participants should dress for the weather and for hiking. The tour will include some steep trails. Free parking is available at the Arboretum parking lot and the nearby WVU Coliseum parking lot.

Visitors are always welcome to come any time and enjoy the wildflowers by themselves, too. There will be information available in the kiosk about how to find where the flowers grow and to help identify the flowers that you find. Groups interested in a private tour should contact Zach Fowler, Arboretum Director, at zfowler@mail.wvu.edu.

About the organizer

Organized by
WVU Core Arboretum

WVU Core Arboretum is proud to provide free guided tours and nature education programming to the public! Connecting people to nature is a big part of what we do.

WVU Core Arboretum welcomes visitors free of charge every day, from dawn to dusk. Free parking for visitors is available at the Arboretum parking lot or the adjacent WVU Coliseum Parking Lot. Nearby restrooms are in the WVU Creative Arts Center, across Monongahela Boulevard and we have portable toilets in our parking lot. Trail maps and other information are available free of charge at the information kiosk near the Arboretum parking lot. WVU Core Arboretum is managed by WVU Department of Biology.