News Release 164

Wildflower hike planned June 4 at Morris State Park

Volume 39-164 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., MAY 24, 2011 – Discover the wildflowers of Morris State Park near Campbell on a hike June 4. The hike will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

Morris State Park is located on top of Crowley's Ridge, which rises above the Mississippi River floodplain. It is home to many interesting plants not found in the Missouri Ozarks or swamps of the southeastern part of the state. The morning will be spent searching out some of these plants and learning more about them. During the hike, you will see numerous birds, mushrooms and wildlife, and discuss the processes that created this interesting landform. The nature hike will begin at the parking lot and the hike will be a distance of about 1.5 miles. Bring your binoculars, cameras and 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 Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 573- 748-5340 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information on state parks and historic sites, visit