The return of colorful blooms is a much welcome sign of Spring!
2021: March 1-April 30
All Ages Welcome
The first flowers of nature to peek from various landscapes are referred to as Ephemerals. As the name suggests, they don’t last very long. Typically referred to as wildflowers, spring ephemerals are very small in size. While they may appear delicate, they are actually incredibly resilient considering their life cycle. These plants take advantage of the moist conditions by sprouting, flowering and producing seeds before being shaded by the larger plants and trees leafing out around them.
If you’re unsure of what to look for, take a Spring walk through Delnor Woods Park as staff will place plant identification signs near blooming species as a learning opportunity for all. Then take that knowledge you’ve gained and explore more areas in St. Charles.
Become a CITIZEN SCIENTIST and help the Park District’s naturalist staff track when and where spring ephemerals are emerging!
Share any picture of flowering blooms found anywhere is St. Charles – natural areas, parks, forest preserves, back yards, etc. When you spot a plant in bloom, snap a picture and post it using the free iNaturalist app.