Family Wildflower Walk at Yankauer Nature Preserve
Monday, April 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Join Amy for walk to see and enjoy the spring ephemeral wildflowers at Yankauer Nature Preserve!
PVAS Host: Amy Thomas
Free and open to the public. This program is designed for families with kids; youth must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Join us for a special spring ephemeral wildflower walk at Yankauer Nature Preserve, located on the Potomac River between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg. We will have coloring sheets and other kid-friendly activities available!
This walk is scheduled to coincide with the peak of the spring wildflower season. A wide variety of wildflowers will be on display including Twinleaf, Yellow Corydalis, Rue Anemone, Bloodroot, Spring Beauties, Dutchman’s Breeches, Cut-leaf Toothwort, and Giant Chickweed.
The trail route includes hills and rocks, so wear sturdy shoes. They can also be slippery when wet. An entire walk may take up to two hours, but participants may leave the group and turn back at any time. We recommend bringing a hiking stick/trekking pole.
Thank you for leaving the wildflowers for all to enjoy!
Participants will meet at the pavilion at Yankauer Preserve. Directions and more information about Yankauer Preserve can be found here: https://www.potomacaudubon.org/preserves/yankauer/.
About our Host:
Amy is our Lead Teacher and Naturalist. She first worked for PVAS starting in 2012 as a camp counselor for three summers and then as camp director in 2015.
While studying at Towson University, Amy interned with the National Aquarium and Irvine Nature Center and worked for the University’s Office of Sustainability as a Compost Educator. Amy was also very involved in her university’s Outdoor Adventure program where she worked as an Outdoor Trip Leader, Kayak Clinic Instructor, Challenge Course Facilitator and Climbing Gym Supervisor. After earning her BA in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Informal Environmental Education in 2015, she served as a Chesapeake Conservation Corps member, working as a naturalist at Meadowside Nature Center in Rockville, Maryland. Most recently, Amy worked as a field instructor at the Mountain Institute at Spruce Knob, West Virginia, where she led students on backpacking trips and taught Watershed Education programs.
In her free time, Amy enjoys backpacking, biking, rock climbing, kayaking and cross-country skiing.