Spring Wildflowers in the Neighborhood

Thursday, April 5th at 3 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public

 

Equinox Village welcomes Rick Ladue and his presentation titled “Spring Wildflowers in the Neighborhood” on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The talk begins at 3p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Rick LaDue is the Forest and Trails Steward for The Equinox Preserve. For the past 11 years, Rick has been maintaining the 11 mile trail system on the mountain, as well as overseeing the general health of the preserve lands. Much of this involves surveying for, and removal, of non-native, invasive plants such as Buckthorn, Japanese Barberry, and Honeysuckle.

Rick’s presentation will be an introduction to the Spring ephemeral wildflowers the preserve is well-known for. These plants sprout and flower in a very short time period in Spring, taking advantage of the warmth of the sunshine reaching the forest floor before the trees put out their leaves. Rick will also share his knowledge on wildflowers like Trout Lily, Hepatica, Lady’s Slipper, and Dutchman’s Breeches.