For the past four years, John Smith has led a spring wildflower walk on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, but this year the event will involve a bike ride. The ride, Sunday, April 26, will start at Abshire Park at 3 p.m. and go to C.R. 33 and back (about 10 miles), stopping at three or four places along the trail to observe the native and invasive plants in bloom. From the beginning of the trail to approximately mile marker 4, there tend to be more invasive plants than native plants. Beginning near mile marker 4.5 and on to CR 33, a fine array of native plants will be on both sides of the trail.
John and his wife Joann have identified 30 wildflowers along the trail including Dolls’s Eyes, Wild Geranium, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Golden Rag Wort and Hepatica.