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Wildflower Celebration is a brilliant display of spring and nature


MUNCIE, Ind., April 19, 2022 – Red-tail Land Conservancy invites the community to enjoy one of east central Indiana’s best displays of spring wildflowers at their Wildflower Celebration on Sunday, May 1 from 1pm-4pm at Phyllis and Frank Yuhas Woods near Farmland, IN.

Phyllis and Frank Yuhas Woods is a pristine forest that has remained generally undisturbed from development for 200 years. Each spring, the forest floor is blanketed with many different types of wildflowers including Red and White Trillium, Trout Lilies, Blue Phlox, and Spring Beauties.

At the Wildflower Celebration, visitors can walk nearly 1 mile of trails as they wind through the nature preserve under towering Tulip Poplar trees, around lively wetland ponds, and on a bluff overlooking Cabin Creek. “Everywhere you look is a rainbow of wildflowers,” said Kelley V. Phillips, Red-tail’s Communication and Outreach Manager. “The songbirds, woodpeckers, and frogs create a charming springtime chorus.”

To enhance a self-guided exploration, Red-tail will provide a family-friendly wildflower scavenger hunt and information table to help event attendees identify the wildflowers they see.

Phyllis and Frank Yuhas Woods is closed to the public except for two special events annually. Red-tail’s Wildflower Celebration is one of those special events. “The Wildflower Celebration is a rare and beautiful opportunity to wander a living museum,” said Phillips. “Red-tail is delighted to provide the spectacular experience of a forest waking up from winter and bursting with life.”

Red-tail is not requiring registration for this free event. They recommend bringing a camera to record the beauty of springtime woods. Removing flowers or any other natural item from the nature preserve is prohibited. Event details, directions, and parking can be found at


Wildflower patch at Phyllis and Frank Yuhas Woods. Photo Credit Kyle Johnson


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