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Wildflower Week Plant Talk & Sunset Wildflower Hike at Chadron State Park

Celebrate Wildflower Week June 5-11, 2023

Celebrate Wildflower Week with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum!

Join us for a Wildflower Plant Talk and a Sunset Wildflower Hike on Thursday, June 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Chadron State Park.

Wildflower Plant Talk
6:30-7:15 p.m.
Central Group Complex Meeting Room, Chadron State Park
Speakers Lucinda Mays, horticulture specialist, and Bob Henrickson, Horticulture Program Coordinator for the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, will introduce guests to the treasure trove of wildflowers in Western Nebraska.

Sunset Wildflower Hike
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Meet at Central Group Complex, Chadron State Park
Following the Plant Talk, we'll caravan from Central Group Complex to the trailhead at Pine Cone Shelter and then enjoy a guided hike led by Shelley Steffl and Amanda Filipi from Nebraska Game & Parks. Wear sturdy shoes. We'll provide snacks and water!

The Wildflower Week events are free, but a park permit, available at the kiosk or the office at the main entrance of the park (or purchase online on is required.