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Wildflower Week 2024

Nebraska Wildflower Week
June 1-9, 2024

Join the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum as we celebrate Wildflower Week, June 1-9. We'll join other statewide organizations to shine the spotlight on the beauty and resilience of our state's wildflowers. 

The following events are hosted by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and our partners in western Nebraska. Also on this page are a list of additional Wildflower Week events happening in June across the state. Check back here from now until June, as we will be adding more events each week so you can plan your Wildflower Week adventure!

June 6

Plant Talk & Wildflower Hike
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Cedar Point Biological Station
170 Cedar Point Dr., Ogallala
Meet at Lubber Lab for the Plant Talk at 10 a.m.; hike will follow (wear comfortable shows; snacks and water will be provided). 
Cedar Point Biological Station Map 

Tri Trails Park Affiliate Site Celebration
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. — refreshments & tree planting
Road West 80 & Lawrence Road, Ogallala

NSA Members & Friends Gathering
Join us for trivia, cider & wine, snacks and conversation!
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Papa Moon Vineyards & Winery
230975 County Road J, Scottsbluff
This event is free admission, but an RSVP is required. Please register HERE. 
 

June 7

Volunteer Planting
10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Riverside Discovery Center
1600 S. Beltline Hwy. W, Scottsbluff
Meet us outside the entrance, and then come help us beautify the zoo with native plants. After we're done planting, you're free to explore the zoo on your own.

Plant Talk & Sunset Wildflower Hike with Nebraska Game & Parks
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, Gering
Meet at the Nature Center for the Plant Talk with Steve Rolfsmeier, director of the High Plains Herbarium at Chadron State College. Sunset hike (approximately 45 minutes) will follow the Plant Talk. Snacks and water provided; please wear comfortable shoes. 
Park permit required for entry into Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area (available for purchase at the park entrance). 
Map of Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area

June 8

Plant Sale
8:30 - 11 a.m.
Community Ever Green House
1210 Overland Trails Road, Gering
Come shop for perennials, grasses and herbs!

Additional Statewide Events

Ashland
Wildflower Wednesdays
Mahoney State Park
Wednesdays in June and July
1-2:30 p.m.
Meet at the new James Family Conservatory and Nature Center.

Park naturalists will lead wildflower-themed activities and guide participants on a hike to find flowers in the park. This event is free and open to all ages. For more information, email kelly.ekue@nebraska.gov. 

Bellevue
Trailhead Rain Garden Big Summer Workday
Saturday, June 8
8 a.m. to 12 noon

Meet at 3601 Raynor Parkway, Bellevue
Join the Bellevue Native Plant Society and Green Bellevue to help transform a local rain garden into a native habitat. More information HERE

Nebraska City
Wildflower Week Activities
June 1-9
Arbor Lodge Mansion at Arbor Day Farm
2600 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City

June 1-9: Special display about history of flower gardens at Arbor Lodge, wildflower coloring/activity pages, and daily samples of floral/herbal teas (included with admission)

Sundays, June 2 & 9:

  • FREE make-and-take pressed flower bookmarks 1-3 p.m.. This event will take place outside (weather permitting, otherwise indoors).
  • “Frontier Medicine and Herbal Remedies” presentations at 1:30 and 3:30 (included with admission).
  • FREE make-and-take wildflower mudballs 1-3pm (outdoor activity).

Saturday, June 8: 

  • Make-and-take wildflower mudballs 1-3 p.m. (Free) – Outside Activity

For information about admission prices, hours of operation and more, call 402-873-8757 or visit the Arbor Day Farm website. 

Ponca
Wildflower Hike and All Day Programs
Saturday, June 8
Ponca State Park
88090 Spur 26 E, Ponca

All are welcome to attend this free event. Visit the Ponca State Park Facebook page for updates and more information as the date gets closer. Or email katie.leware@nebraska.gov for more information. 

 

Wildflower Week Resources

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