Saturday, April 22, 2017
Meet at the What’s in Bloom cart in front of the Visitor Center.
Spend part of Earth Day exploring Mary Mix McDonald Woods, a 100-acre rare remnant of the oak woodlands that were once common in northeastern Illinois. April is a special time in the woods to see the rich variety of spring-blooming ephemeral flowers. Volunteer Joanne Schmitz identifies spring wildflowers in bloom and explains their fleeting presence. How the woods have changed through the Garden’s history and the restoration efforts currently underway will also be part of this informative and timely walk in honor of Earth Day.