This can be a great time of year to get outdoors and enjoy a walk in the woods. The Weeks State Park Association is offering a free wildflower walk in the park on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.. Discover the wildflowers and other signs of nature in the park with the aid of naturalist, Matt Peters.

Peters is an independent ecologist and botanist with extensive field experience in diverse North American landscapes from Alaska and the Great Plains to the forests of the northeast. His work focuses on botanical and natural resource inventory, mapping, and management in northern New England. He leads workshops on foraging, edible wild plants and plant identification. In his home community of Plainfield, VT, he is involved in local river conservation efforts, serving on the town's Flood Management Advisory Committee and other non-profit boards. Matt's past work has included researching native grassland restoration practices, and assessing the impacts of industrial forestry and rangeland management practices.

Participants should meet at the main entrance of Weeks State Park at 1 p.m. Take raingear just in case and suitable clothing and footwear for an easy walk in the park. Persons with special needs should call 603-788-4961 in advance of the event.

Weeks State Park is located on the east side of Route 3, approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster, N.H. This program is sponsored by the Weeks State Park Association, NH Division of Parks, and UNH Cooperative Extension.

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