FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263-or-
HOLLY KECK - 216-635-3253
In late April and into early May, the wildflowers in Cleveland
Metroparks put forth a spectacular display of spring beauty.
Wildflowers complete their blooming cycles typically in mid-May,
and except for some remaining green stems and leaves, they are
usually gone until next spring.
Don't miss out on these spring beauties!
Join Cleveland Metroparks for free wildflower walks and explore
nature's wild side:
Thursdays, May 3, May 10, and May 17 � 3 - 4:30
Johnson's Picnic Area parking lot � Hinckley
Spring ephemerals come and go very quickly, so enjoy a weekly 1-
to 2-mile walk to witness these beauties. A naturalist will lead
the way and identify the week's �best in bloom.� Bring a wildflower
identification guide, if you have one. Johnson's Picnic Area is
located off West Drive in Hinckley Reservation, between Bellus and
State roads in HinckleyTownship. For more information, call
Woodlands of Bedford: Spring
Saturday, May 5 � 9:30 a.m. -
Hemlock Creek Picnic Area � Bedford
Explore floodplains around Tinker's Creek for beautiful
ephemeral flora with Volunteer Naturalist Fred Losi. Bring a camera
to capture stunning images of wild blue phlox, wild geranium,
bishop's cap, foamflower and many others. Hemlock Creek Picnic Area
is located off Button Road in Bedford Reservation, just east of
Dunham Road in Walton Hills. For more information, call
Wildflowers Along Scenic Loop
Sunday, May 6 � 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Strawberry Picnic Area parking lot � North Chagrin
Each week brings a new bloom of spring wildflowers along North
Chagrin Reservation's trails. Join Naturalist Mindy Murdock on a
1.6-mile hike to see which wildflowers are blooming this week.
Bring along a camera to capture the show. Strawberry Picnic Area
parking lot is located off Buttermilk Falls Parkway, off the
Strawberry Lane entrance of North Chagrin Reservation, off SOM
Center Road/Route 91 in Willoughby Hills. For more information,
Sunday, May 6 � 2 - 3 p.m.
Lagoon Picnic Area Shelterhouse � Rocky River
Early May is often a great time to view Virginia bluebells and
other wildflowers. Adults and teens are invited to enjoy a 1.5-mile
hike to see which wildflowers are in bloom. Lagoon Picnic Area is
located off Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, between
Cedar Point Road and Spafford Road in Brookpark. For more
information, call 440-734-6660.
The Late Boomers
Sunday, May 13 � 2 - 4 p.m.
Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store �
Most of the spring wildflowers are already gone. Join Naturalist
Kelly McGinnis on a 2-mile walk to see what is still blooming.
Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store is located off West Drive in
Hinckley Reservation, between Bellus and State roads in Hinckley
Township. For more information, call 440-526-1012.
Thursday, May 17 � 1 - 4 p.m.
Royalview Trailhead (bottom of Royalview Lane) � Mill
Stream Run Reservation
Search for woodland wildflowers with Naturalist Bethany Majeski
on a 4-mile adventurous hike over hills and creeks. Royalview
Trailhead is located near the entrance of Royalview Lane in Mill
Stream Run Reservation, off Valley Parkway, just south of Royalton
Road/Route 82 in Strongsville. For more information, call
Saturday, May 19 � 11 a.m. -
Rocky River Nature Center � Rocky River
Enjoy a 1.1-mile walk along the Rocky River, searching for wild
hyacinths which bloom this time of year. And check out other late
spring wildflowers, too. Rocky River Nature Center is located at
24000 Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar
Point Road in North Olmsted. For more information, call
Enjoy spring wildflowers, before they are gone at
Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,