MDC offers free guided wildflower hikes June 15 at Parkville

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Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Parkville Nature Sanctuary will host free guided wildflower hikes from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at sanctuary. This hike is a judgement-free event open to all backgrounds and experience levels, said Cydney Ross, and MDC native landscape specialist who will lead the hikes.

The Parkville Nature Sanctuary has hiking trails that wind through oak and hickory forested hills. White Alloe Creek flows through the area, fed in part with water from Riss Lake. MDC owns a 68-acre wooded tract in the area that is managed by the sanctuary, which is a non-profit civic organization. Ross will point out native plants and discuss the importance of biodiversity in our natural community, and the diversity within our caretakers of nature.

These hikes are open to participants ages 10 and older. Individuals and families are welcome. COVID-19 safety precautions will be observed. Registration is required. To register for the morning hike, visit To register for the afternoon hike, visit