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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Spring Wildflower Walk This Saturday in Tower Park With Expert John Homer

Toadshade Trillium. Photo: John Homer
John Homer and the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy (FTFC) are partnering to celebrate Spring with a wildflower walk in Tower Park on Saturday, April 13 at 1:00. Meet at the Native Garden which is next to the museum. This is the second in FTFC’s Ten for Ten series celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Spring is a great time to experience the explosion of color in our woodlands and John Homer is a great guide for the event.  Homer says, “As someone who lives very close to Tower Park, I have hiked these trails many times. We will be on the lookout for spring wildflowers. The forested hills of Tower Park contain a wide variety of native woodland wildflowers.”

John Homer also shares that the Tower Park trails are rugged so he encourages attendees to wear proper footwear and to dress for the weather of the day. Though hilly, the trails are not long and there will be multiple stops to discuss what folks see.

You can preview some of the flowers on the tour on the Fort Thomas app (available for free on iTunes and Google Play). An outstanding photographer, Homer provided the photos and descriptions of some of the wildflowers in Tower Park, but you need to hear his narrative in person about the flowers.

White Trout Lily. Photo: John Homer

Participants are encouraged to enjoy the beauty but leave the plants alone. It is still a delicate ecosystem and people should admire the beauty in its natural habitat.

Interested in joining or learning more about the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy? Visit or on Facebook to find out more.

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