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Mark your calendar for April 4 - you won't want to miss the 40th annual Trillium Festival at Tryon Creek.

Trillium are a native wildflowers which grow in Oregon forests.

Friends of Tryon Creek, in partnership with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Bosky Dell Natives and the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, invite all to attend the 40th annual Trillium Festival taking place Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park, located at 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd. in southwest Portland.

For 40 years, Tryon Creek has celebrated the return of the trillium, an early spring perennial native to the local forests. This beautiful white flower awakens each year in late February or early March, and slowly turns to a reddish-purple color by the end of April or early May, making it a wonderful beginning to the spring wildflower season.

The Native Plant Sale will feature Bosky Dell Natives and help patrons create a healthy habitat in your own backyard. The plant sale will offer native species, essential for wildlife habitat and adapted to our local climate. You'll find camas lily, red flowering currant, evergreen huckleberry and a mix of collector type treasures including of course, the local Western White Trillium among others.

Bring your specific gardening questions and even photos to learn from plant experts what is right for your yard. Learn more about the regional Backyard Habitat Certification Program and how native plants strengthen and expand our natural areas, from backyards to Tryon Creek and beyond.

Also at the festival will be educational stations along the trails. Staffed by talented interpretive volunteers, the stations will offer people of all ages and backgrounds brief hands-on presentations on all things related to the unique habitat in Tryon Creek forest.

Parking at Tryon Creek State Natural Area is limited; please consider carpooling.

— For the Review, Tidings

The annual Trillium Festival at Tryon Creek State Natural Area includes plants for sale and many educational displays and exhibits. It is free and open to all.


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