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In 2022, Nebraska will celebrate Wildflower Week June 1-11.
The Arboretum promotes statewide Wildflower Week events & resources to celebrate their toughness and beauty. They grow without human care, feeding birds, butterflies and other wildlife; improving and loosening soil with their roots; and inviting us into wild places we might otherwise ignore.

REMAINING event for 2021 listed below, along with the 2021 Wildflower Week news release, publication, poster, bookmark, crossword puzzle, places to see and coloring guides at bottom.

In Praise of Wild Places

“It is through close and intimate contact with a particular patch of ground that we learn to respond to the earth, to see that it really matters. We need to recognize the humble places where this alchemy occurs, and treat them as well as we treat our parks and preserves—or better, with less interference. Everybody has a ditch, or ought to. For only the ditches—and the fields, the woods, the ravines—can teach us to care enough for all the land.” Robert Michael Pyle

Wildflower Week statewide events 2021 (past events removed)

June 11 in Lincoln. Plant sale with a focus on wildflowers from 12-4pm at Nebraska Statewide Arboretum greenhouses, Huntington & North 38th entrance to UNL East Campus. 402-540-6386, arboretum@unl.edu

June 12 in Lincoln. The Garden Club of Lincoln’s annual June Tour of Gardens from 9-noon. 402-417-3253, gardencluboflincoln@gmail.com

June 19 in Bellevue. Plant sale with a focus on natives at Fontenelle Forest from 9-noon at Fontenelle’s Camp Brewster, 1313 Bellevue Blvd North. 402-731-3140,  info@fontenelleforest.org