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Silver Falls to host the annual Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival

Give mom the gift of the outdoors and a few gorgeous flowers on Saturday, May 13-Sunday, May 14.

Vases with various different wildflowers sit on a table with informational placards beside them at Silver Falls State Park.

Browse 100 species of wildflowers at the indoor exhibit.

Photo via Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Mom deserves her flowers (and much more) on Mother’s Day. Show her some love by taking her to Silver Falls State Park for its annual Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival, Saturday, May 13-Sunday, May 14.

Spring into nature with expert-guided birding and wildflower hikes, where you’ll look for trilliums, bleeding hearts, violets, and calypso orchids. There will also be live raptor demonstrations, a native plant sale, educational presentations, and discovery tables.

Keep your eyes on the sky to see feathered friends like Wilson’s warblers, Pacific wrens, varied thrushes, American dippers, and red-breasted sapsuckers; the event also coincides with World Migratory Bird Day.

Aside from the daily early-bird hikes at 7:30 a.m., most activities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be based in the South Falls day-use area. All are free but there is a $5 parking fee.

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