Spring ephemeral wildflowers are wonderful, often smaller than a pencil eraser and exquisite. Staff Naturalist Mike Windsor led a group through the use of Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide (available in our Nature Store) as we walked the Gilsland Farm sanctuary trails in search of any signs of spring. Mike only suggests Newcomb’s guides as a good starting place. There are other different types of guides but this guide teaches you to really see the plant as you identify the flower type, plant type, and leaf type all before looking at the color of the flower.
Mike will be leading a wildflower walk each month at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center as the season unfolds. Join us for one »