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Wildflower Hike

Date: 6/11/2019 6:30 PM - 6/11/2019 8:30 PM

Location: Bob’s Trail

Tuesday, June 11: Bob's Trail (syringa, checker-mallow, Nuttall's cinquefoil)

Today's “Treasures of the Boise Front” hike, is one of our shorter options, following the lower end of Bob's Trail along a tributary of Crane Creek. Highlights include syringa and checker-mallow in bloom, along with a nice selection of other streamside plants. Total distance is a bit less than a mile; total elevation gain is 150-200 feet (depending on return option). Meet at the trailhead at the end of Hearthstone Drive (access from East Braemere Road in the northeast Highlands).

The “Treasures of the Boise Front” series of wildflower walks is an introduction to a selection of public trails with the best diversity of native wildflowers throughout the Boise Front. While a few hikes are easy rambles, most walks include some “target” species or habitats that are a mile or more from the nearest trailhead. Expect a steady pace to reach these goals within the 2-3 hour timeframe, interspersed with occasional stops to discuss other plants of particular interest and general natural history. Unless otherwise indicated, walks will begin at 6 pm. No dogs, please.

*Pre-registration is required. These walks are free but have a maximum of 20 participants each. To register, please fill out this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjXM0VUn5A3W4yzJtJuav5_2XWpIZQuRxUbyDDDMlTyR1_oA/viewform?usp=sf_link