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Salina Region Gathering & Tour of Smoky Hills Audubon Sanctuary • Saline County

Saturday, Jun 25th, 2011 @ 10am-noon
3000-3098 West Stimmel Rd • Salina, KS • Map

The gathering will allow members of KNPS and anyone interested, to meet one another and share knowledge of native Kansas plants, flowers and insects. Refreshments will be served at noon following a tour of the Audubon Sanctuary.
The Kansas Native Plant Society was organized in 1978 to encourage awareness and appreciation for native Kansas plants. KNPS promotes many events and educational programs across the state. In an effort to better serve the public the state was broken into regions. The area manager for the Salina region is photographer Mark Neubrand. The Salina chapter includes, Lincoln, Ellsworth, Ottawa, Saline and Dickinson counties.
The event is open to anyone with an interest in wildflowers, native Kansas plants, butterflies, insects, birds and nature photography. A variety of people with knowledge in each of these areas will be available to answer questions or learn from the participants.
The walk will be held at the Smoky Hill Audubonís wildlife sanctuary. It is just southwest of the intersection of I-70 and I-35. Turn South on North Halstead Road exit # 249 and east on West Stimmel road ĺ mile to the Sanctuary. Signs will lead the way. The trails are level and mowed and are not challenging to walk on. The Sanctuary covers 68 acres and features woodlands and prairie as well as a 20 acre lake with an observation / photography blind.

Contact: Mark Neubrand mneubrand@cox.net 785-820-1271

More Info: Salina Region

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society

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