Posted 7 months ago
By Corey Sorenson
It is prime time for viewing wildflowers in the Pine Ridge and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission staff members are inviting the public to an informational hike through the colorful countryside.
Commission biologist Shelley Steffl and park naturalist Jami Campbell will lead the hike in the Mexican Canyon area of Fort Robinson State Park on Saturday, June 7. Participants will meet at the Post Playhouse at 9:30 a.m. and form a convoy to the site of the morning hike.
Participants are encouraged to wear clothing suitable for hiking, including sturdy shoes, a hat and long pants. Drinking water and sunscreen also are recommended.
The program is free but vehicles are required to have a Nebraska park entry permit. The permit can be purchased online at outdoornebraska.org or from one of many vendors, including the park’s headquarters.
Photo: Narrowleaf beardtongue, one of many wildflowers to be found in early June in western Nebraska, blooms as dew glistens in the morning sun. (NEBRASKAland Magazine/Justin Haag)