Iowa woodlands are a marvelous place to visit. Go for a walk in the woods and enjoy Mother Nature's show.
Looking for wildflowers can be a fun, unique spring activity for kids. It's a great way to spend time outdoors as a family.
Wildflowers can be found by simply walking, or biking along trails, on a hike through a local or Iowa state park or by just driving slowly along a county road. It's illegal to pick wildflowers in public conservation areas, so hunt only with your camera or sketch your finds.
The first flowers of early spring are commonly called ephemerals, which means “short-lived”. These blossoms of spring wildflowers begin to fall soon after they bloom.