Many prairie plants may look the same, but the Montana prairie is home to an incredible diversity of plant species. What is a milkvetch? Are buffalo berries edible? Can you say yellow rubber rabbit bush five times fast?
Visit First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park near Ulm on July 10 to join a guided plant hike to learn more about the plants that comprise Montana’s prairie ecosystem. Even if you have already hiked the three-mile loop to the top of the buffalo jump, this is your chance to explore with an eye towards learning about many of the plants found along the route.
The hike will begin at 1:00 PM and will be slow with many stops, and participants should plan to spend two hours or more on the trail. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are recommended.
This class is weather dependent and may be cancelled due to rain. The cost is $4 per person, with a limit of 20 participants. Pre-registration is required.
Call the park at 866-2217 to register.