Guided nature program participants standing along trail in Elk Meadow listing to the guide talking.

Today’s Guided nature Program…


This program is an introduction to the wonders of wildflowers. Participants will learn to identify these colorful residents of meadow and forest using plant keys and field guides. The instructors hope to demystify the various plant identification tools while acquainting participants with major plant families. Flowers will not be studied as separate organisms, but as part of the living community. Sample topics are pollination, growing conditions, seed dispersal and distribution of plant populations. This program is only one of the many guided nature programs offered this summer.

When & Where

June 27, 2023 @ 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

This 2-hour outing meets on the steps of the Frontier Point Lodge at the above-stated time and will cover 2 miles or less at a very casual pace. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Water, snack and sunscreen are highly recommended. Swing by the Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse before the program for dinner and a drink!

How to Register

To sign up for this or any of our awesome Guided Snowshoe Programs, please send an email to indicating the program you wish to register for, date, and the number of people in your group. Requests received less than 24 hrs. prior to the outing may not receive a response.

Free All Are Welcome!

Meet your Guide!

Hit the trail with Ray Vizgirdas, retired Wildlife Biologist and lifelong Naturalist for this installment of our Guided Nature Program series. With over three decades of experience working for state and federal agencies, Ray knows a thing or two about the outdoors (he has literally authored guidebooks about the flora at Bogus Basin!). On Saturday mornings/afternoons and Tuesday evenings, Ray covers a new topic relevant to the time of year. Whether it’s wildflowers and edible/useful plants or nature photography and animal behavior, you’re bound to learn a thing or two on your outing.