Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tryon Creek Trillium Festival: April 2-3

Pollen | by p medved on Flickr
Originally published March 30, 2011

It's Spring, which means wildflower season is upon us!  
Trilliums are one of the most spectacular wildflowers in our area, and a great place to see them right now is Tryon Creek State Natural Area
by the Oregon State Parks Team:
Tryon Creek State Natural Area is a prime place to see trillium blooms. And this year’s cool, wet weather has filled the park with white blossoms.

You’ll be delighted with the setting for the 31st annual Trillium Festival, April 2-3. The festival runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day and features a native and hardy plant sale. Join a guided hike along the trails to see the trilliums in bloom.  Hikes begin at the nature center at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
You can also buy art for your garden and goodies from the Trillium Market. The sales support the Friends of Tryon Creek and its volunteer interpretive program.
More info:

Update: April 2nd, 2011

We went over to the Trillium Fest this afternoon, and enjoyed a little live music on the porch of the Nature Center, overlooking the woods.  I picked up a couple new native shrubs from the plant sale, and we had some tasty fry bread tacos.  They've got some great garden art for sale, too.  The shuttle from Riverdale High School came by every 15 minutes, so parking was a cinch.  Even the weather cooperated for us, and only started sleeting when we were leaving.

The forecast looks like it might be drier tomorrow, so head on over for day two of the Festival!

A few pics from today...

Where to?

Music on the Porch

Native Plant Sale

Fry bread tacos and Hand-dipped corn dogs!

Trilliums - the Stars of the Show

Well-used snag

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