CWC to Hold Annual Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk


On Sunday, May 9th, the CWC will hold its annual Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at the Bentley Nature Preserve, located on Bentley Avenue in Jamestown.

This year, to help with social distancing, CWC is offering two group tours, the first starting at 1PM and led by local naturalist Jack Gulvin, and the second at 2 PM led by CWC Board President Becky Nystrom. The walks will follow the Pamela A. Westrom Wildflower Trail, where tour leaders will point out the numerous wildflowers and ferns typically encountered in the region in springtime.

Participants should dress for the weather and also wear footwear appropriate for the typical muddy conditions of a wooded wetland. Face masks are required for all participants. All other current COVID-19 safety protocols will also be followed.

Advance registration is required, and each group is limited to 15 people. A $5 donation per individual or $10 donation per family for non-CWC members is suggested. Registrations are being made online via Eventbrite: If you prefer to register by phone, please contact Tracy at 716-664-2166, ext. 1001.

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to preserve and enhance the water quality, scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, streams, wetlands and watersheds of the Chautauqua region. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.