TUPELO, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway will present a Wildflower Walk on Saturday, June 16, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. Join a park ranger at the Chickasaw Village Site (milepost 261.8 near Tupelo, Mississippi) for a one-hour walk through the prairie on the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail.
The program will focus on the native black belt prairie of northeast Mississippi and its relationship with the people who called it home in the 1700s and 1800s. Black-eyed susans, butterfly milkweed, and wild bergamot are among the flowers expected to be blooming.
Visitors are encouraged to wear sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellent is also recommended.
This program is free to the public. For more information about this and other Parkway programs, please visit www.nps.gov/natr, or call 1-800-305-7417.