Spring Prairie Walk • Miami County
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 @ 10am
Spring Valley Prairie • 11485 W. 303rd St. • Paola, KS • Map
Ken has invited us to walk a mowed trail through his native prairie and identify garden-worthy native plants in their natural habitat. The timing should be right for early flowering prairie plants such as yellow flowering Baptisia , Prairie Violets, Prairie Phlox, Blue-Eyed Grass, White-Eyed Grass, Orange Puccoon, and Wild Oxalis. We will also see patches of many species of Milkweeds for the Monarchs and hopefully see the endangered Regal Fritillaries courting and laying eggs on the Prairie Violets. We will park down the road about 1/3 of a mile and walk directly into the west prairie.
MdC EMG Ken O’Dell is a master plantsman and Regional Director of the Kansas Native Plant Society. He is a frequent, favorite presenter to gardening groups throughout the area.
Contact: Ken O'Dell firstname.lastname@example.org 913-832-0745
Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society
42 people attended the event.
A 70 degree day with a cool breeze greeted us as we explored this very diverse native prairie. Thanks to Ken O'Dell for maintaining it in its excellent condition.
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