Curious about those bright colors you see during your Trail walks? This is an identification guide to flowers commonly seen around the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail.
Did you know The Trail Foundation seeds 11 acres of wildflowers around the Butler Trail every year? Wildflowers are very important to our local ecosystem; they conserve water, survive without fertilizers and pesticides, save energy by requiring little maintenance, and provide habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Plus, they simply are beautiful! Learn more about The Trail Foundation’s ecological restoration work here.
Next time you’re out on the Trail, see if you can identify some of the flowers you see. You can also contribute to local citizen science projects by recording your observations on iNaturalist.