Current Arb Happenings

May 18

Spring Wildflower Field Trip

Spring Wildflowers of Stork Forest. Enjoy the beauty of late spring wild flowers and learn about the history of Stork Forest, the oldest forest restoration project in the Arboretum.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
6:00 – 7:30 pm / Carleton Arboretum - Upper Arboretum
Close-up of a nodding trillium flower.

Spring Wildflowers of Stork Forest
Enjoy the beauty of late spring wild flowers and learn about the history of Stork Forest, the oldest forest restoration project in the Arboretum. Starting in the the late 1920's, Botany Professor Harvey Stork and Grounds Superintendent D. Blake Stewart "Stewsie", began planting trees and wildflowers in the Upper Arboretum.  Their efforts have come to fruition in a lovely display of native wildflowers each spring.  Join Arboretum Director Nancy Braker and Arboretum Matt Elbert on this easy paced walk.  Meet at the bridge over Spring Creek along the paved trail, just down hill from the intersection of Second and Oak Streets. See the volunteer events page for a map of the meeting location.

Sponsored by Arb Studies. Contact: Nancy Braker, x4543