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NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY EDUCATING PUBLIC

Nature lovers offered wildflower and native plant tours across Kansas

LAWRENCE -- The Kansas Native Plant Society, formerly the Kansas Wildflower Society, has announced a schedule of spring and summer events designed to educate and entertain Kansas naturalists, both novice and seasoned. The following is a list of these events. For details, visit the organization's website, www.kansasnativeplantsociety.org .  

April 30 -- Forest Foray at Douglas State Fishing Lake, 10 a.m. Leader, Caleb Morse, cmorse@ku.edu, 785-864-4493;

May 1 -- Springtime Prairie Walk at Burnett's Mound, Topeka, 1 p.m. Leader, Jeff Hansen, hanjd@earthlink.net, 785-478-1993;

May 7 -- Barber County Wildflower Tour, Medicine Lodge, 8:30 a.m. Co-sponsor, Barber County Conservation District. $6 fee due May 2. 620-886-3721, ext. 3;

May 14 -- Dr. Woody Holland's Wildflower Tour of Neosho County, 1 p.m. Leader, Carl Paulie, 620-449-2028;

June 4 -- Wilson County Wildflower Tour, Fredonia, 8:30 a.m. Co-sponsor, Wilson Co. Conservation District. $8 registration due June 1 includes transportation and lunch. Contact Anita Smith 620-378-2866;

June 4 -- Wildflower Walk at The Prairie Center, Olathe, 8:30 a.m. Leaders, Coleen Davison & Edna Hamera, grassland@grapevine.net, 913-262-3506;

June 4 -- Dr. Woody Holland's Wildflower Tour of Neosho County, 1 p.m. Leader, Carl Paulie, 620-449-2028;

June 11 -- Explore South Owl Lake Prairie, Yates Center, 9-11 a.m. Leader, Gary Weisenberger, gjweisen@yahoo.com, 620-637-2343;

June 12 -- Grant-Bradbury Prairie Tour, Topeka, 1 p.m. Leader, Jeff Hansen, hanjd@earthlink.net, 785-478-1993;

June 12 -- Friends of Konza Prairie Wildflower Walk, Kansas Prairie Biological Station near Manhattan, 7 p.m. Co-leaders, Valerie Wright and Nancy Goulden, keepkonza@ksu.edu 785-587-0381;

Sept. 11 -- Native Plant & Wildflower Foray at The Prairie Center in Olathe, 3 p.m. Leader, Shirley Braunlich, grassland@grapevine.net, 913-262-3506;

Sept. 17 -- Dr.Woody Holland's Wildflower Tour of Neosho County, 1 p.m. Leader, Carl Paulie, 620-449-2028;

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 -- KNPS Fall Meeting, Coldwater. Tour the Red Hills of Comanche and Barber counties. Contact kansaswildflowers@yahoo.com, 785-864-3453; and

Oct. 8 -- Explore South Owl Lake Prairie, Yates Center, 9-11 a.m. Leader, Gary Weisenberger, gjweisen@yahoo.com, 620-637-2343.

For more information on these events, contact the Kansas Native Plant Society, R. L. McGregor Herbarium, 2045 Constant Ave., Lawrence, KS 66047-3729, email kansaswildflowers@yahoo.com, or phone 785-864-3453.
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