The Land Conservancy hosts Spring Wildflower Walk May 15 in Woodstock
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is hosting a Spring Wildflower Walk on Saturday, May 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Ryders Woods, 750 Kimball Ave. in Woodstock.
The fee is $5. Participants can register for the walk at conservemc.org/spring-wildflower-walk/.
At the event, TLC's restoration ecologist Megan Oropeza will guide participants through a high-quality woodland, share information about each wildflower and provide identification tips.
Participants will meet in the parking lot at Ryders Woods prior to the event. The group size is limited to 20, so guests are encouraged to register early. Masks are required at this in-person event.
In addition, they are hosting a series of "Wednesday Walks" from noon to 1 p.m. at its McHenry County sites in May and June. The walks are free and open to anyone who would like to get outside to enjoy some exercise and company on local trails.
Registration is required and available at ConserveMC.org. Those who attend eight of the nine walks will receive a TLC T-shirt and a free, six-month gift membership. Registration closes one day before each walk. Each event is limited to 20 participants.
• May 12: Donato Conservation Area, at Gerry Street and Ridgeland Avenue in Woodstock;
• May 19: Ryder's Woods, 750 Kimball Ave., Woodstock;
• May 26: Trout Valley Fen; park at the Trout Valley Barn, 167 Country Commons Road in Trout Valley. There will be a short walk to the fen.
• June 2: Boloria Meadows; park near 7219 Millburne Court in Bull Valley;
• June 9: Yonder Prairie, 1100 S. Rose Farm Road in Woodstock;
• June 16: Westwood Conservation Area, near 1599 Hillside Trail, Woodstock;
• June 23: Hennen Conservation Area, 4622 Dean St., Woodstock;
• June 30: Gateway Nature Park at the intersection of Route 23 and Heritage Lane, Harvard.
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is a member-based, private nonprofit dedicated to preserving natural, scenic and agricultural land.