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Prairie Pollinators: Wildflowers and Butterflies • Chase County

Saturday, Jun 18th, 2016 to Sunday, Jun 19th, 2016 @ 9-4
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve • 2408 KS Hwy 177 • Strong City, KS • Map

KNPS is helping to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. KNPS volunteers will be doing a variety of interesting presentations, demonstrations and, of course, the popular guided prairie wildflower walks. Just a sample of the program includes wildflower painting demonstration, dyeing with plants, native wildflowers to attract butterflies to your garden, and medicinal plants.

Especially for the kids, we have prairie bingo, wildflower coloring sheets, and a "Plant Detective" activity. Each plant detective who completes the assignment earns a personalized book bag tag. This is an awesome family event to take Dad out for Fathers Day.

The weekend activities are in conjunction with the annual Marvin Schwilling Butterfly Count on Saturday, June 18th. If you are interested in joining all or part of that count, please contact Paula at for complete information.

All activities are free and open to the public. Displays and presentations are held inside the historic barn, and the event will be held rain or shine. Come join the centennial party on the prairie!

Click Here to View The Full 2 Day Schedule of Activities!

Contact: Kristen Hase 620-273-6034

More Info: Kristen Hase

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society

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Typical Outing

This wildflower event description explains what you might expect on an outing.

What to Bring

For outdoor events we recommend bringing sturdy footwear, long pants, insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat and water!.

* - KNPS sponsored/co-sponsored event