The Black Belt Conservation and Research Institute and the Center for the Study of the Black Belt invite you to walk among the wildflowers at the UWA Prairie Restoration Area during the peak of the spring wildflower beginning Saturday, May 23 and continuing on June 6. A guided walk begins at the footbridge behind Tartt Baseball Field on the UWA campus at 8:00 a.m. The tour will last approximately 2 hours. In addition to seeing purple prairie clover, pinnate prairie coneflowers, standing cypress, scaly blazing star and compass plants, you will also get a chance to learn about the unique geologic setting that provides a foundation for Black Land Prairies as well as the periodic fires that are essential for rejuvenating the flora they support. If you are interested in bird watching, be sure to bring your binoculars for a chance to see fledgling bluebirds, grasshopper sparrows, and Northern harriers.