SPENCER -- McCormick's Creek State Park and Friends of McCormick's Creek will host a series of wildflower events, April 21-22.
Weekend highlights include guided hikes with park naturalists, a regional ecologist and guest leaders.
There also will be an off-site visit to Owen-Putnam State Forest to hike with the district forester and observe blooming trees and flowers.
A full program schedule is available at dnr.IN.gov/dnr/parklake/2978.htm.
At 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Canyon Inn, Michael Homoya will give a keynote address on wildflowers and ferns of Indiana forests. Homoya has been a botanist with the DNR Division of Nature Preserves since 1982 and is the author of "Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests."
All programs are free after the standard park admission of $5 per vehicle for Indiana residents and $7 per vehicle for non-residents.
McCormick's Creek State Park is located east of Spencer along State Road 46.