Wildflower Walks

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Join the Sawtooth Botanical Garden (SBG) and the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society for this popular summer wildflower walk series to some of the area’s most diverse and spectacular habitats.  Walks are free and happen rain or shine. Bring appropriate outerwear, sturdy walking shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and lunch. Some walks are appropriate for children age 7 years and older accompanied by an adult, but please leave Fido at home. Call if you have questions.

All trips start at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road, 4 miles south of Ketchum.  We will carpool from SBG which helps reduce the group’s environmental footprint. Donations to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden are appreciated for providing this service.

Daily Timeline

  • 8:30–8:45 – SBG: sign waivers, review logistics, carpooling
  • 8:45-9:00 – Trip overview and highlights
  • 9:00 – Leave from Sawtooth Botanical Garden
  • Wildflower Walk; often concludes with lunch on site
  • Return times to SBG vary; check individual walk details

Field Trip Schedule

  • May 19 – Botany & Birds at Centennial Marsh, Local botanists and birders
  • June 1-2 – Rare Plants of Craters of the Moon, Lynn Kinter, IDFG botanist (evening talk & all day field trip)
  • June 13 – Early WRV Wildflowers (Part 1; 9:30 AM), Jeanne Cassell, wildflower enthusiast
  • June 27 – Early WRV Wildflowers (Part 2; 9:30 AM), Jeanne Cassell, wildflower enthusiast
  • July 14 – Mountain Wildflowers of 4th of July Lake, TBD
  • August 11 – Apollo Creek Meadows, Lisa Horton, botanist, and friends
  • September 15 – One (heck of a) Big Tree, John Shelly, retired Forest Service
  • October 6 – Autumn Color, Jim Rineholt, retired Forest Service forester