If you haven’t been hiking on one of the nature preserves in or around Greensboro, now is a great time to go! So many wildflowers are in bloom. Most native blooms are small in size and make for a fun and educational game to play with your kids. Use this checklist to see how many flowers you can find in bloom on your next family hike.
Protecting native flowers and plants of all kinds is an important component of environmental stewardship. By doing so, we help to ensure biodiversity among plants that have adapted to grow and thrive in a particular region as part of a balanced ecosystem. These plants then provide insects and other animals sources of food and shelter.
Want to learn more about wildflowers and native plants in North Carolina before your next nature walk? Check out these resources:
North Carolina State Extension Plant Finder Tool
North Carolina Native Plant Society