In the early spring before the trees are full, the hillsides are warmed by the sun and the wildflowers are in full bloom. Experience this special time at Wintergreen by attending the Spring Wildflower Symposium. Instructors include well known botanists, authors, and artists, each prepared with a full weekend of activities and lectures that will reconnect you with nature. Interesting programs include: the unique and sometimes devious ways wildflowers attract their specific insect pollinators, native plant propagation techniques, wildflower art workshops, and the connection between geology and wildflowers. Also learn about native birds, owls, forests and the natural history and current state of the James River from a James River Riverkeeper. Event-goers can choose from among 15 field trips along mountain trails showcasing the beauty of the Appalachian spring. Native wildflowers, shrubs and ferns will also be available for sale. To register for the Spring Wildflower Symposium, visit twnf.org or call 434-325-8169. Register by April 26 and receive a $5 discount. Wintergreen Resort is offering a special rate for symposium attendees. Call 1-800-926-3723 and ask about the special Spring Wildflower Symposium package for a discount on lodging.