CWC to hold annual Wildflower Walk

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will hold its annual Wildflower Walk on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Stratton Forest at Chautauqua Creek, where Jay Stratton and CWC director and JCC Biology Professor Becky Nystrom will point out the many beautiful wildflowers, ferns, trees and springtime wildlife typically encountered in the wooded areas of the Chautauqua Creek watershed.

CWC members and the public are invited to participate in this walk and explore this prospective nature preserve site along Chautauqua Creek. CWC is seeking donations to conserve this and additional sites of high ecological and wildlife value on the Chautauqua Lake Outlet, Cassadaga Creek and Chautauqua Lake tributaries.

To get to the Stratton Forest from Mayville, take Route 430 west to Summerdale Road, turn right on Summerdale Road and then turn left onto Lyons Road. Take Lyons Road northwest 1.25 miles to the site on the left. Lyons Road is a dead end at Chautauqua Creek.

Registration is requested for this event but not required. To register, email info@chautauquawatershed.org or call 664-2166. The tour is free for CWC members, with a $5 suggested donation for non-members. The terrain of this site is sloping and uneven, so participants should wear sturdy, waterproof footwear. Long pants, long-sleeved shirts and insect repellent are also suggested.