Spring wildflower season is in full blossom across the Tri-State region. Though many places are closed due to stay-at-home orders, most area parks and forests are open for hiking, walking and flower spotting.

If you drive Ohio highways you may have noticed more flowers and taller grass on the side of the road.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has begun planting wildflowers along highways across the state with the goal of creating habitats for pollinators.

Each site requires $400 to get started, but ODOT press secretary Matt Bruning said the project will save Ohio taxpayers millions.