2016 Annual Wildflower Weekend (AWW)

The 38th Kansas Native Plant Society Annual Wildflower Weekend (AWW) celebration is upon us. Mark your calendars for September 16-18 to visit Fort Scott, Kansas.

  • Friday afternoon: Botanize at the Fort Scott National Historic Site and Hedges’ Prairie Patch.
  • Saturday morning: Annual Meeting, Speaker Presentations, Awards Presentations, Photo Contest winners announced, and Silent Auction at Fort Scott Community College.
  • Saturday afternoon: Botanize at the Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge and the Dingus Natural Area.
  • Sunday: Botanize at the Lyon Family’s restored prairie and the Bourbon County State Lake and Wildlife Area.

The public is encouraged to attend.

Learn about and register for the 2016 Annual Wildflower Weekend

Submit your digital photos to the 2016 Photo Contest. (Deadline Sept. 5th, winners announced at AWW.)

About KNPS

KNPS encourages awareness and appreciation of the native plants of Kansas in their habitats and in our landscapes by promoting education, stewardship, and scientific knowledge. Learn more About Us.

Native Plants

Kansas native plants are indigenous to Kansas and include wildflowers, forbs, grasses, sedges, rushes, trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, mosses, and others. They are found in our prairies, woodlands, wetlands, and gardens. Learn more about the Definition of Native Plants.


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