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Afternoon Audubon wildflower walks in Werner Park to begin

Every Wednesday afternoon from May 5 through June 2, Jeff Tome, Audubon Community Nature Center senior nature educator, leads a wildflower walk through Werner Park in Russell, Pa.

Werner Park is located at 6051 Market St., Russell. Participants meet for the hour walk at 3 p.m. near the trailhead that is past the woodchip piles and near the pavilion.

Wildflowers bloom and go to seed quickly in the spring, filling the forest with a never-ending change of color.

Werner Park has a short forest trail that Eagle Scouts created behind the ballfields. This forest has many different flowers in a small area that change throughout the season. Each hike will go through the same area, but the flowers along the trail will change drastically over the month. As the group walks, members will see amazing wildflowers while learning their names and natural history.

Tome has spent years identifying, photographing, gardening with, and learning about local wildflowers.

Face coverings are required for Audubon outdoor programs during which participants cannot maintain six feet of distance between family groups; have a face covering available.

There is a limit of 12 people per walk. The cost is $6 or $4 for Nature Center members and children ages 9 to 15. Paid reservations are required the Tuesday prior. Register by going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking through “Upcoming Programs.”

To learn more about Audubon and its programs, call 569-2345, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

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