Nebraska celebrates Wildflower Week 2021 the first week in June...
Friday, May 28 to Monday, June 7 of 2021
The Arboretum promotes statewide Wildflower Week events & resources that celebrate the value of native plants. Wildflowers endure tough weather, lending beauty and brightness even to landscapes rarely seen by humans. They feed birds, butterflies and other wildlife; their roots loosen and improve soil; and they lend fragrance and beauty to wild places, making us take a closer look at places we might otherwise ignore. Events will be posted here when finalized.
Wildflower Week 2021—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
While social distancing may once again limit gatherings, there are always good ways to experience and enjoy the wildness nearby. Recent years have shown us how much we need wild outdoor spaces for hope, beauty, restoration and a focus for our minds and our energy. We hope you will celebrate wildflowers and wild spaces with us again this year.
Find events to participate in at this webpage in early May.
OR start planning activities now and submit your organization's Wildflower Week events to the Arboretum for statewide promotion of Wildflower Week places to go and things to do.