All this rain may make it difficult to fully lean into the spirit of spring, but it has helped wash away the snow and draw forth Idaho’s vibrant flora from the earth.

To celebrate the growing vegetation, the Sawtooth Botanical Garden will launch its annual Spring and Summer Wildflower Walk Series this Thursday, May 23.

The kickoff event is “Birds & Botanicals: Camas Prairie and the Centennial Marsh.” On its website, Southern Idaho Tourism states that in late May through mid-June, the marsh is “adorned with colorful flower blooms and thousands of birds and their tiny offspring.”

Walks are held rain or shine, so attendees should dress accordingly. For this event, participants can meet at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road, at 9 a.m. before carpooling down to the walk location.

Children age 7 or older are welcome if accompanied by an adult, but the garden does request that participants not bring dogs.

All Wildflower Walks are free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Visit or call 208-726-9358 for details.

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