The Forest Service will sponsor its 21st annual wildflower tour of the Gravelly Range on Thursday, July 5, starting at 9 a.m.
The free tour winds through the Gravelly Range in Madison County which is noted for a spectacular, high-elevation display of wildflowers. Forest Service employees on the tour will help identify plants seen along the way. Officials note that each year brings its own set of growing conditions, producing an always plentiful and varied show of wildflowers.
The tour will begin at the Forest Service office in Ennis and proceed toward the Gravelly Range. Participants generally drive their own high-clearance vehicles, but can catch a ride with others if they don’t want to take their own vehicle. Attendees are advised to dress for inclement weather and bring their lunch and water.
For more information, contact the Forest Service in Ennis at (406) 682-4253, or check out the Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest Facebook page.