Wildflower Walks in Oxford, Ohio

Spring has sprung and Wildflower Walks are officially back!

So say goodbye to bare tree branches and sad brown bushes. It's time to make way for new life in the form of green leaves and flowers of every color.

You can make the most of all these blooming beauties by attending one of our town's beloved Wildflower Walks, led by professional botanists from Miami University. These colorful walks will once again take place at the Silvoor Biological Sanctuary, a five-acre home to over 60 species of wildflowers. Just minutes from the Miami University campus and with one entrance nestled snugly in a local neighborhood, the Silvoor Biological Sanctuary has been a staple in the Oxford community ever since it was donated to the university by Dr. Robert A. Hefner in 1978. Today, the sanctuary overlaps a mosaic of university and private properties, requiring a creative, collaborative management effort among residents and volunteers.

The Wildflower Walks will take place at 1:00 PM on seven consecutive Sundays, beginning on March 21st and ending on May 9th. (Mother's Day).

COVID SAFETY

This year, particiaption will look just a little different. Only eight people will be allowed to attend each walk* and registration is required. (You can sign up here.)

You'll also be asked to wear a mask while on the walk for both your safety and the safety of others.

Meet a few minutes early at the pavilion located in Peffer Park (off of US 27). In addition to your mask, also make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes! And keep your camera or phone battery charged because there will be lots of colorful little photo ops on the walk.

* If there is enough demand, a second guide and additional slots can be added to the some of the dates. For more information, reach out to Amanda Bentley Brymer at bentleal@miamioh.edu

iNaturalist App

Want to stay up to date on what's happening with the Silvoor Biological Sanctuary and even contribute your own findings? All participants will be given information on how to create an account with the iNaturalist app, find the Silvoor Biological Sanctuary project, and contribute observations and identifications with no more than a camera phone!

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