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River Fields offers a chance to glimpse rare wildflowers at Wolf Pen Branch Mill

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In order to take full advantage of the beauty of spring, River Fields has scheduled its wildflower walks early this year, so participants can see flowers at the peak of their spring beauty.

Normally held in April, the 2012 spring walks are scheduled for March 27, 29 and 31 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
 
River Fields, Inc., a 50-year-old land and river conservation/preservation organization is offering the public, spring wildflower tours of Wolf Pen Branch Mill Farm. Area biologists with expertise in the exceptional collection of plant life on the property will guide the tour.
 
Nestled on 412 acres of undeveloped land along Wolf Pen Branch Creek, the farm features the most rare collection of native wildflowers in the region, a federally endangered plant species, and an historic water-powered mill.  The farm and the mill are forever preserved through a conservation easement co-held by River Fields, Inc. and the Kentucky Heritage Council.
 
Sallie Bingham, noted writer and founder of the Kentucky Foundation for Women owns the property. She donated the conservation easement in 1999 so the property would remain undeveloped and protected for future generations.
 
The walks on this historic property will take place March 27, 29 and 31 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Non-members may attend by donating $25 to River Fields, which includes a one-year River Fields membership. Call the River Fields office at (502) 583-3060 for reservations.