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Juneteenth Wildflower Walk • Geary County

Sunday, Jun 10th, 2012 @ 7pm
11003 Lower McDowell Rd. • Manhattan, KS • Map

Bird Runner Wildlife Refuge, the Juneteenth Committee, and Prairie Heritage, Inc. invite the public to enjoy, free of charge, A WILDFLOWER WALK on the TALL GRASS PRAIRIE. Members of the Kansas Native Plant Society will serve as prairie guides.

Arrive: Any time between 7-8 p.m. Walks will leave the Guest House every few minutes during this hour.
Depart: Any time between 8-10:30 p.m. Some moonlight activities may be scheduled.

Juneteenth and the prairie just go together! Juneteenth marks the end of formal slavery in the United States—a milestone along our freedom-way. The prairie embodies freedom! Unlike cropground, which is enslaved to the farmer, the prairie is a self-directing, self-realizing polyculture. In its combination of individualism, mutual interdependence, and autonomy, it is the biological version of our American ideal!

Directions: From I-70, Exit 307, travel 5 miles south on Lower McDowell Rd., staying on the paved road. When you get to #11003 (the old number, #4815, is still on the mailbox also), you will see the entrance to Bird Runner Wildlife Refuge on the left side of the road. Take the gravel drive past the pole barn, across the bridge, and up the hill to the guest house. Leave your car along the drive. A guide (serving iced tea) will greet you at the guest house.

Contact: Margy Stewart zzstew@flinthills.com 785.539.5592

Sponsor: Bird Runner Wildlife Refuge & McDowell Creek Community Center

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