Wander amongst some of Oklahoma's most beautiful wildflowers in the most enchanting place in Oklahoma. The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will conduct Wildflower Walks during the month of May.

What are Wildflower Walks?

According to the Friends of the Wichitas website, the refuge will be conducting Wildflower Walks and bussing participants to various areas of the refuge to identify wildflowers. At each location, participants will go on short, casual walks to view and identify many wildflowers that bloom in the refuge.

When are the Wildflower Walks?

The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will host two Wildflower Walks in the month of May. The Wildflower Walks will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 and Saturday May 25. The Wildflower Walks are intended for groups or individuals, so you can bring the whole family! Tours will begin at the refuge's Visitor Center and will be conducted by members of the Association of the Friends of the Wichitas.

Reservations are required to attend the Wildflower Walk and can be made by calling 580-429-3222. Reservations for groups are limited to one family, up to six individuals. Children must be at least eight years old.

What do you need for the Wildflower Walks?

If you're planning on attending the Wildflower Walks, it's recommended to bring sunscreen and bug spray! The bug spray is highly recommended to ward off ticks and insects that can get on you while walking through the mixed grass prairie. Attendees are also encouraged to bring binoculars, cameras and magnifying lenses for an increased appreciation of the wildflowers, wildlife and natural environment.

For more details about the Wildflower Walks at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, visit the Friends of the Wichitas official website.

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