Wildflower hikes blooming on trails

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CSI Media staff | May 29, 2015

Volunteers with the Walworth/Jefferson County chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance lead hikes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All ages are welcome. Well-behaved dogs on leash also are welcome.

Helwig's Hikes are named for the originator of the hikes, Russ Helwig, who led the hikes and reported on them for the Walworth County Sunday and The Week for nearly 10 years.

Walkers meet each Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the U.S. Highway 12 Ice Age National Scenic Trail crossing located about four miles east of Whitewater, about a quarter mile east of the intersection of U.S. 12 with Sweno Road. Two or more walks of different distances are included on Wednesdays and on Tuesdays when desired. All ages are welcome.

Wildflower hikes, which provide an intimate opportunity to look, touch, question, photograph and learn, are scheduled as weather and interest permits. Participants range from newcomers to the world of native plants to master gardeners and all levels of expertise in between.

More wildflower photos along the Ice Age Trail.

Contact Ellen Davis at 262-740-1113 or Norwin Watson at 262-473-6251, or go to iceagetrail.org.

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