Experience the first wildflowers of the new season on a spring nature hike April 7 at Morris State Park near Campbell. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the free nature hike will begin at 9 a.m. and is open to the public.

The nature walk along the Beech Tree Trail will showcase the early spring wildflowers and flowering trees of Crowley’s Ridge. During the walk, hikers will see numerous mushrooms, birds and other wildlife, and learn about the processes that created this interesting landform. The 1.5-mile nature hike will begin at the parking lot and will take approximately one hour. Bring your binoculars, cameras and a sense of adventure for this fun-filled morning on Crowley’s Ridge.

Morris State Park is located five miles north of Campbell on Route WW in Dunklin County. For more information, contact Big Oak Tree State Park at 573-649-3149 or Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 573-748-5340. For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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