Spring Wildflower Festival



Yankauer Preserve is home to many different varieties of wildflowers, many of which like to show-off during the spring.

This family event is free and open to the public at the Yankauer Preserve, usually in mid-April, is near the peak of spring wildflowers. In 2016, it was April 16.  The event includes guided wildflower walks, refreshments, children’s activities, poems by local poets along the trail, and a fantastic array of wildflowers along the trails.  Children are invited to submit art celebrating the "Flowers of Spring" to be posted at the pavilion.

You are welcome to enjoy the wildflowers on your own or with a knowledgeable guide. The daily schedule usually features guide walks on the hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Some walks are designed for those who are "advanced botanists" and others for those who simply wish to enjoy their beauty.  Either way, bring your camera or a sketch pad!  A list of flowers seen in 2016 is here.

Come enjoy them for an hour or all day!  A guide to flowers at the preserve as well as other plants is available.

          © 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397 

Ellen Murphy, Program Specialist //    

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Bridget Tinsley, Land and Watershed Program Manager // 304-261-6016

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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