News Release 107

Discover spring wildflowers April 23 at Sam A. Baker State Park

Volume 39-107 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., APRIL 21, 2011-- Discover spring wildflowers and learn about edible plants on a guided hike April 23 at Sam A. Baker State Park near Patterson. The hike will begin at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

On the wildflower hike, you will discover the diverse wildflowers found in the park. Join a park naturalist for a leisurely stroll along the popular Shut-ins Trail while learning about the types of flowers, how to identify them, their medicinal and edible purposes, and historical folklore. Meet at the Mudlick Trail trailhead across from the park store and wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes.

Missouri State Parks offers free and educational programs like this one at many state parks and historic sites around the state. Learn about the state’s natural and cultural resources while having fun.

Sam A. Baker State Park is located on Highway 143 about four miles north of Patterson. For more information, contact the park naturalist at 573-856-4514 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit