Butterflies, prairies, wildflowers – all part of Prairie Appreciation Day

Camas blooms at Mimi Mounds
Camas blooms at Mimi Mounds Natural Area Preserve near Littlerock, Washington.

Do you appreciate prairies like we do? How about joining in this Saturday, May 14, for Prairie Appreciation Day at Glacial Heritage Preserve or Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve (NAP), a 624-acre National Natural Landmark  protecting the best remaining example of the unusual “mima mound” landscape.

Organizers will set up temporary information stations at both sites to educate visitors about prairie ecology, restoration, management of invasive plants, and the wildlife and wildflowers found at the preserve. Experts at each station will be available to talk about each topic. The event also will feature activities for children and everyone else, except pets: sorry, Mima Mounds has a no-dogs policy. But you and the kids can still have fun, making seed balls and wind wands, or trying your hand at writing with ink made from native oak galls.

Don’t miss out on this rare and wonderful event! All you need to bring is a Discover Pass to park your vehicle. Find out more about this Saturday’s Prairie Appreciation Day.