WOODBURN – As the season comes to a close and the tree canopy begins to block out the sun from the forest floor, ACRES Land Trust provides the last of its guided spring wildflower hikes.

Join ACRES volunteer docent Pam George for this year’s last glimpse of our region’s fleeting ephemeral beauty as she leads a group through Blue Cast Springs in search of quickly fading spring wildflowers.

In addition to a variety of ephemeral wildflower species, hikers will encounter an active heronry across the river from the preserve.

Thanks to member support, Blue Cast Springs protects more than 3,000 feet of the Maumee River bank. It is the site of a natural spring once thought to have healthful properties. Bluffs 30 feet high offer vistas of the Maumee River and one of its islands. Native Americans likely used these bluffs to overlook the river’s canoe traffic. A number of ravines run through the upland forest feed into the river. Blue Cast Springs offers just over a mile of trail on nearly 88 acres of protected land.

WHEN: Sunday, May 24, 2-4 p.m., Presented by: ACRES

WHERE: Blue Cast Springs, Allen County, Indiana; 21412 Bluecast Road, Woodburn, IN 46797

Explore Blue Cast Springs trails from sunrise to sunset at no charge, thanks to ACRES member support.