This Saturday, April 3, we’ll mark State Natural Areas Week with a Wildflower Walk led by a knowledgeable local guide. A review of conditions today (April 2) shows that the best wildflower viewing will be a mostly level stroll around the village. If afterward you maybe have a lunch picnic or visit Brooks Store for some takeout, you may want to go onto one of our many trails on your own, map provided! Dress for a cool morning, but a pretty one.

Meet April 3 at the Rugby Visitor Centre at 10 a.m. Eastern (9 a.m. Central). Free & no reservation needed.

Growing conditions/bloom times vary year to year. We’ll try to steer you to a trail or 2 with the best possibilities for 2021. (Photos are of early & late April wildflowers in Rugby, but there is no telling which might possibly be visible this particular date & in the locations ultimately chosen to hike. Weather is a factor. Lady slipper, above, seen on April 24.)

Dutchman’s breeches, Rugby, Apr. 6

Sweet Betsy trillium, Rugby, Apr. 12

Yellow trillium, Rugby, Apr. 22

Columbine, Rugby, Apr. 22

Wood anemone, Rugby, Apr. 2