Kick-off Mohican Wildlife Weekend this Friday by joining the staff of the Richland County Park District for an amazing opportunity to visit a wildflower spectacle that has been a secret for decades.
The Shelby Wetlands, is a hidden treasure, with a stunning wildflower display that must be seen to be believed. Carpets of Great White Trillium, Virginia Bluebells and Wild Hyacinth festoon the forest floor, sharing the area with over 30 species of ephemeral wildflowers. The property contains river oxbows, vernal pools, and swamp forest, as well as drier upland habitats and the Black Fork River.
The plant and wildlife diversity, located in this natural history gem, is simply incredible.
Guided tours will leave the parking lot at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM and will last between one and two hours. Dress for the weather and wear proper footwear, as the hikes will take place rain-or-shine. The area has a wonderful trail system, but boots may be needed.
The Shelby Wetlands are located adjacent to Shelby Reservoir #3, which is located northeast of the city of Shelby on London West Road. From the city of Shelby, take SR 61 north to London West Rd. Turn east (right) on London West Rd. The entrance to the reservoir is about a half mile east of SR 61.