Image courtesy of Shawnee Hills Outdoors website.
Image courtesy of Shawnee Hills Outdoors website.

Did you know, Southern Illinois is home a “varied and interesting collection” of wildflowers. Shawnee Hills Outdoors noted in an article last year of three nature trails in Southern Illinois that show the beauty of these wildflowers. Lucky for you, we’re headed to one next weekend! It’s sure to a be a beautiful sight and awesome trip.

The Trillium Trail at Giant City State Park is a great trail for beginners. Plus, the trail features a wide variety of wildflowers and great views. Here’s a copy of the Trillium Trail map courtesy of the Illinois’ park state website.TrilliumTrlBefore our hike, we’ll be camping out with our neighbors at SIU Carbondale on Friday night. On Saturday is when we’ll take the trip to Giant City. The cost is only $10 for students which includes transportation and access to this awesome outdoor trip! Faculty, staff, and guests may also go on the trip for a cost of $15.

Register at the Student Fitness Center Reception Desk by April 10 to reserve your spot!

Happy Spring,