Trilliums right on time for Tryon Creek festival (2011)
Tryon Creek State Natural Area is a prime place to see trillium blooms. And this year’s cool, wet weather has filled the park with white blossoms.
You’ll be delighted with the setting for the 31st annual Trillium Festival, April 2-3. The festival runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day and features a native and hardy plant sale. Join a guided hike along the trails to see the trilliums in bloom. Hikes begin at the nature center at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
You can also buy art for your garden and goodies from the Trillium Market. The sales support the Friends of Tryon Creek and its volunteer interpretive program.
Parking is limited, but shuttle service runs from parking areas at Lewis and Clark College and Riverdale High School. More festival details and the Friends of Tryon Creek are online at http://www.tryonfriends.org/ .