Linda has been a wildflower enthusiast for many years, traveling extensively to view and photograph them. She is adept at wildflower identification. She will show participants how to use the key in Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide which she says is a good guide for beginners.
Larry is a photographer. He has many years of experience with cameras of all kinds and has taken photos of everything from wildflowers to jets. He will demonstrate some wildflower photography techniques using your own camera or even a cell phone.
The wildflower walk and photography workshop will begin at the Boyd’s Trail parking lot. From there, participants will walk the Turtle Trail. The program will last approximately two hours. Suitable clothing and shoes, as well as insect repellent, are suggested. Do know that neither book nor camera is required to enjoy the spring wildflower walk on Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge.
Directions: From SR 357 (Main St.) in Oakland City, go east on SR 64 one mile to CR 1275E (look for Refuge sign). Turn left (north) on 1275E. Follow the signs to Snakey Point Marsh and continue on to the parking lot on the left at Boyd’s Trail.
Have questions or need directions? Look us up on Facebook @ PatokaRefugeFriends or call 812-255-0763.