JEFFERSON CITY – The prairie will be ablaze with summer color during the free wildflower walk July 15 at Prairie State Park near Mindenmines. The guided walk will begin at 10 a.m. from the park’s Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center.
The walk will take participants among green grasses and colorful wildflowers as they learn about the prairie ecosystem. Hikers should dress for the weather and for walking through the prairie. They should wear long pants and sturdy shoes and bring water, insect repellent, sunscreen and a camera. The hike will cover about 1.5 miles and last around two hours.
Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane near Mindenmines. For information or to register, call the park at 417-843-6711.
For more information on parks and sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.