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Butterflies and Fire Prairie Tour

Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014 @ 8am
Dunn Ranch • 150th and Highway M • Eagleville, MO • Map

Day-long tour with butterfly and prairie experts to discuss native grassland management, fire, and impact on butterflies. Join us for a day in the field at Dunn Ranch, Pawnee Prairie, Lee Trail, an Kellerton (Northern MO and Southern IA prairies).

Registration is $12. Space is limited. Contact Carol to register.

8:00am Registration at Dunn Ranch
8:30am Introductions
8:45am Orientation & Description of Grand River Grasslands and research
9:00am Travel to Pawnee Prairie-East Unit
9:15am Orientation & History and butterflies of Pawnee Prairie
9:20am Travel to Pawnee Prairie-West Unit
9:25am Field Tour & Butterfly sampling and identification; patch burn grazing
11:15am Travel to Lee Trail
11:40am Field Tour & Butterfly research; invertebrate refugia
12:25pm Travel to Kellerton
12:55pm Lunch
1:45pm Field Tour & Prairie restoration and invertebrates; prairie chicken release point;
2:45pm Travel to Pylands Pastures & Optional stop
3:15pm Field Tour & Fire effects on butterfly community; tall fescue; areas of needed research

Contact: Carol Blocksome blocksom@ksu.edu 785.532.0416

More Info: Butterflies and Fire

Sponsor: Great Plains Fire Science Exchange/Tallgrass Prairie Oak Savanna Consortium

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