Where most people see weeds, amateur naturalist Jane Frye sees salad!
View native plants and wild blooms in a new light on a guided Wildflower Walk led by Jane Frye on Saturday, June 11, at 10 a.m. at Blakely Borough Recreation Complex in Peckville. Hosted by Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area, this free program is part of a series of special events commemorating Lackawanna Heritage Valley’s 25th anniversary in 2016.
Participants should meet in the parking lot on the corner of Keystone Avenue and River Street at Blakely Borough Recreation Complex at 10 a.m. The group will walk along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail studying native plants and flowers for about 90 minutes. The event will be held rain or shine.
Blakely Borough Recreation Complex is located at the intersection of Keystone Avenue and River Street in Peckville. Participants should enter on the Keystone Avenue side of the park. For directions, click here. For more information, visit Lackawanna River Heritage Trail on Facebook. For more information on hikes with Jane Frye, visit www.hikingjane.com.
About Jane Frye
Amateur naturalist Jane Frye became interested in the wild plants of Pennsylvania at age 5 when neighbors at the family’s summer cottage in Clifton started taking her on jaunts through woodlands and fields, teaching her all that they knew about wild edibles. It was mostly berry picking, but many field greens were used as well.
She became fascinated and wanted to know everything! Field guide in hand, she started documenting the wildflowers at Lake Scranton in 1988 and in so doing, learned how to go about identifying on her own. When most people go out in the woods their first impulse is to say, “Everything looks the same.” The fact is that after learning a few simple rules of thumb, everything looks different.
Jane is currently a wildflower walk leader for Lackawanna State Park, Lackawanna College, The Greenhouse Project, and the Everhart Museum. Her latest endeavor is writing a series of travelogues on outdoor trips emanating from northeastern Pennsylvania and will include her original digital photography.