Only one of two times this summer to catch an absolute expert, Karen Vail, a founding member of Yampatika who brings her expertise to her hikes through the lens of discovery, joy, and decades of educational leadership.
Wildflowers are unpredictable and we select/scout our program location about 1-2 weeks before the program to best capture the stunning diversity the Yampa Valley has to offer.
Visit the website under event details below to sign up. This program is for ages 18+
About the Naturalist
Karen Vail received her B.S. in Horticulture, with a concentration in Botany from Colorado State University, and earned her Master's Degree in Gardening from the Royal Horticultural Society in England. She rode the "big yellow bus" for a year on Audubon Expedition Insistute during her first year towards a Master's in Environmental Education finishing up in New England. Karen taught Botany at the local college and began to lead summer wildflower hikes. Karen has published two books, "For the Joy of Wildflowers: Colorado Creations" and "Yampa Valley Visions: Photography and Writing of a Yampa Valley Naturalist. She has co-published a video/DVD, "A Season of Wildflowers: The Rocky Mountains" and the book, "Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Southern Rockies.