Friday, May 2, 2008


The bluebells are blooming here on Terrapin Neck, as are wildflowers of every shape, color and form, in places all across the country.

Remember next week is National Wildflower Week. There are events being held across the country, so get out there and enjoy them.

The national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges, grasslands, and millions of acres of public lands are truly America's wildflower gardens. Celebrating Wildflowers' National Wildflower Week in late spring is an annual event. It launches a year long campaign that promotes the many programs featuring the important role that the Nation's public lands, over 630 million acres, play in providing diverse habitats for much of America's flora.

Celebrating Wildflowers, a collaborative commemoration between the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service, emphasizes the importance of conservation and management of native plants and plant habitats and highlights the aesthetic, recreational, biological, medicinal, and economic values of wildflowers.

Here's more info on wildflowers and their role in our lives from our land management agencies.