Grant-Bradbury Prairie Walk • Shawnee County
Thursday, Jun 21st, 2012 @ 6:30pm-dark
SW University Blvd & SW Westview Rd • Topeka, KS • Map
Join KNPS for the 10th Annual walk at Grant-Bradbury Prairie Park. This 80-acre pristine tallgrass prairie contains over 300 plant species. On this tour, you will learn and see the plants and animals of the prairie. Bring a camera because the spring wildflowers will be at their peak. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Children are encouraged to come. Jeff Hansen, wildflower expert, will lead the tour. Directions: Take Topeka Blvd south to the University Blvd intersection (stoplight), take a right. Take University west about half a mile - when the road curves south, you are at the driveway to the park gate. There is a small building at the driveway. Contact Jeff if you plan to attend.
Contact: Jeff Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org (785) 806-6917
Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society
20 people attended the event.
The group enjoyed a perfect evening on the prairie with comfortable temps and low humidity. The leadplant covered the prairie with its purple blooms. Attendees enjoyed the blooms of New Jersey tea and serrate leaf evening primrose. As always the children that attended had fun with the mucus like sap of the Ohio spiderwort. Everyone was intrigued by the many walking stick insects found on the prairie as well.
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