Trout Lily Tour - February 25
Saturday, February 25
Walk #1 at 10:00 AM, Walk #2 at 1:00 PM
Tom Frey, Landscape Architect for Garland Parks and Recreation will lead participants through Spring Creek Forest Preserve (1770 Holford Drive) to see the Trout Lily (Erythronium albidum), one of our earliest spring wildflowers to appear in rich woods and slopes. Its natural habitat is found on gentle slopes in bottomland hardwood forests. The flowering period is only two to four weeks and the above-ground life cycle for this bulb is completed in about 10 weeks.
The leaf patterns resemble the skin of brook and rainbow trout and the flower is a beautiful white with occasional lavender or blue. Tom presents a fascinating account of the history of Spring Creek including forest ecology, how early cultures used the forest, and visions of its future.
For more information, please call 972-205-2956.