Four wildflower walks planned this month at Spooner Lake | NevadaAppeal.com

Four wildflower walks planned this month at Spooner Lake

Leisurely, two-hour walks around Spooner Lake, home to more than 100 species of wildflowers, is planned at 10 a.m. June 18, 20, 25 and 27.

Anyone who goes will learn about plants, including their names, habitats and uses. The wildflower portion of the trips is during the first mile; walkers are no more than a half-hour away from the trailhead if they need to leave early.

Children under the age of 16 and pets are not permitted on the hike. Comfortable clothes, walking shoes or boots and a hat are recommended. Walkers are asked to bring water, snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent.

The event is limited to 12 participants; to sign up, call 775-749-5980, or go to the Spooner Lake Park Entrance Station.

Spooner Lake is near the intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. Highway 50. Entry to Spooner Lake State Park is $10 per vehicle, with a $2 discount available for Nevada residents.