(SHOALS) – The new Daviess-Martin Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) will host a free wildflower walk and garlic mustard identification/pull Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. at the Bluffs of Beaver Bend nature preserve.
Anyone interested is invited to attend to learn to identify the wide variety of rare native plants growing along the roadway at the base of the bluffs and up into the rocks, as well as the invasive garlic mustard that threatens them.
The roadway follows closely along the bluffs, so this walk will be handicapped accessible.
No reservations are required. The Bluffs are located just south of Shoals.
To reach the Bluffs, turn south from Highway 50 at the east end of the White River bridge, onto Water Street in downtown Shoals. Stay on this street/road for exactly one mile, passing the fire station and crossing the bridge over Beaver Creek. Stop immediately and park at Spout Springs. We will walk into the preserve from there. No special equipment or clothing will be needed.
Karen Whorrall will lead the walk, which is expected to last about 45 minutes, for any questions contact Karen at
812-388-6639. For more information on this nature preserve visit the Indiana DNR website.
If you’re interested in learning more about invasive species in the area, follow the Daviess-Martin CISMA on FaceBook.
You can also contact Invasive Species Specialist Emily Finch at Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org, 812-482-1171 ext.3.