Pahove Wildflower Walk, April 10

Lydle Gulch Wildflower Walk, Wednesday, Apr 10, starting at 1:30 pm
Weather and trails permitting, our next Pahove Chapter wildflower walk will be next Wednesday afternoon, April 10, to Lydle Gulch in the Lucky Peak Dam Recreation Area, led by local botanist Barbara Ertter (  Meet at the Lydle Gulch trailhead on the southeast side of Lucky Peak Dam (see map) at 1:30, where we will hopefully find two locally rare plants in bloom:  Hare’s-foot milkvetch (Astragalus purshii var. lagopinus) and Beckwith’s violet (Viola beckwithii).   We will then follow a good dirt road that crosses the creek and angles up across a slope with good quality habitat and a selection of early spring wildflowers, topping out to a nice view across the valley before doubling back.  Full round trip less than two miles, with an optional post-walk visit to Mary Hallock Foote Park at the mouth of the gulch, and a discussion of her contributions to natural history.