2021 Wildflower Week | July 17-25 | Dawn to Dusk
Wildflower Week is back this year, beginning Saturday, July 17 and ending on Sunday, July 25. This self-guided tour during peak summer bloom will highlight wild meadows and planned gardens. Tour locations are accessible dawn to dusk!
Traditionally each July, Willistown Conservation Trust hosts a Wildflower Walk to celebrate the bounty of native wildflowers that bloom on our conserved lands. Thanks to increased demand, we are now offering the tour for a week + a day, so you can take the opportunity to explore these magical meadows, fields and gardens on your own, and learn how to incorporate some of these ideas in your own backyard.
Registration for Wildflower Week is open throughout the duration of the event. Once you register below, you will receive your tour packet containing meadow locations, tips on starting your own wildflower meadows and much more!
Can't make it? We invite you to visit our Nature Preserves and take your own tour, with the help of our favorite plant identification apps: PictureThis, PlantNet and iNaturalist.
Intro to Wildflowers
Wildflowers enhance our landscape with their beauty, but their importance goes well beyond what the eye can see. They provide critical food and habitat to native wildlife, help conserve water, reduce erosion and help mitigate the effects of climate change. Throughout this tour you will learn the ins and outs of planting native wildflowers and plants, and how you can turn part of your own yard, field, or patio into an oasis of beneficial habitat.
Continue your wildflower journey:
Book Recommendations & Articles
We've gathered a few outside resources perfect for your wildflower journey, whether you're designing your own sustainable landscape or protecting the pollinators.
Create a Bird-Friendly Sanctuary
Like us, birds need food, water, and shelter. Transform your outdoor space into a bird sanctuary that saves water and even combats climate change.
The Secret to Endless Summer
Contribute in meaningful way to biodiversity in your neck-of-the woods throughout the year and deep into the fall.
How? By starting with mindful plant selection.
Plant This, Not That
It's time replace those exotic, non-native plants with something a little more eco-friendly for the birds, bees and their habitat. Read this helpful guide created by our Stewardship Team.
And don't forget to visit the wildflowers at our Nature Preserves:
According to Preserve Manager Mike Cranney, "Across all of our preserves and properties, Willistown Conservation Trust boasts unique habitat supporting a wide variety of native wildflowers. Each place has distinct characteristics, creating different experiences and diverse species everywhere you go. You can find wildflowers in bloom at our preserves throughout the seasons, peaking in mid-summer during Wildflower Week. Spend time at each one to appreciate the full palette of our native wildflowers!"