Wildflower Festival Reaching Full Bloom

7 05 2010

I’m looking forward to Sunday May, 16. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mount Pisgah Arboretum, a local nonprofit, is hosting a

Wildflowers soaking up the sun

Mt. Pisgah Wildflower Festival hosted by Mt. Pisgah Arboretum takes place May 16

Wildflower Festival. They plan on having music, food and crafts, not to mention the area’s top botanists to answer questions and share their wealth of knowledge on area flowers. Between 300 and 400 species of flowers will be on display. Guided walks through the arboretum will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the area’s ecological history. It will also be exciting to check out the microscopes available to take a closer look at plants. It’s been a long time since high school biology, and I’m excited to examine the plants. The Web site stated that “nectar glands at the base of the petals really glisten at 100x magnification.”

The arboretum is asking for a five-dollar donation so it is a perfect opportunity to give back to the community while listening to music and learning about nature. The proceeds will go to two worthy causes, the arboretum’s habitat restoration program and environmental education.  This should be fun event for families or a low-cost date. It’s a great way to explore the culture of Eugene while being immersed in the outdoors.

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7 05 2010
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10 05 2010
Colette Ramirez-Maddock

Thanks for the post! I’m going to try to get my family to head out there.

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