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A Pocket Guide to Kansas Flint Hills Wildflowers and Grasses

Support the Printing of the Flint Hills Pocket Guide

August 6, 2014

This “free” pocket guide, printed and distributed by the Great Plains Nature Center, has been so popular that nearly 20,000 copies (two major printings) have gone into the hands of eager native plant fans at no cost to either KNPS or the recipients.  At events and outings, KNPS leaders have shared it with those who are just being introduced to prairie plants and those with some experience that want to learn more.  If you have the pocket guide, you know how useful it is.

Unfortunately, supplies of the second printing of the guide are nearly exhausted. KNPS is seeking donations to partially cover the costs of a third printing. We are committed to raising $2,000 to help offset the cost to print 10,000 more guides.

Will you consider making a donation today to assist with printing costs so that others may also receive this pocket guide?

Any amount is appreciated and all of the funds collected by KNPS will be forwarded to the Great Plain Nature Center.

To make a donation in any amount, use the Donate button to pay securely via Paypal using a credit/debit card, bank account, or Paypal account.

Alternatively you can send a check to:

Kansas Native Plant Society
R.L. McGregor Herbarium
University of Kansas
2045 Constant Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66047-3729   

KNPS is organized as a 501(c)3 charitable education entity.  Your donation is tax deductible and we will provide you with a letter of receipt for your tax reporting on amounts over $250.00, as required by the IRS.

About the Guide

Flint Hills pocket guideEighth in the pocket guide series, “The Pocket Guide to Kansas Flint Hills Wildflowers and Grasses” covers 52 kinds of native wildflowers and six prairie grasses found in the Flint Hills. These same species of plants greeted European settlers entering the region nearly 200 years ago. These plant species also provided sustenance to the American Indians, and they are the basis of our present agricultural and ranching economy. Each plant has a story to tell. Each story is timeless.

The pocket guide allows readers to gain a greater appreciation for prairie plant diversity and the uniqueness of each wildflower and grass. Detailed are the plant’s ecological relationships to livestock grazing, wildlife and basic human uses.

The wildflowers are arranged by flower color. Descriptions are enhanced by beautiful color images.

Our native prairies, composed of plant and animal diversity, are an “irreplaceable legacy.” This pocket guide invites you to share the wonder.

Authored by Iralee Barnard

Published June 2010, 69 pages, softbound

Get the Guide

Single copies of these Pocket Guides are available free of charge at the Great Plains Nature Center (GPNC). Copies can be mailed for $3.00 each by sending your check, payable to GPNC, to: Pocket Guides, Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 East 29th Street North, Wichita, KS 67220.

Other pocket guides in this series include: Kansas Raptors, Kansas Snakes, Kansas Mammals, Kansas Freshwater Mussels, Kansas Threatened and Endangered Species, Great Plains Shorebirds and Great Plains Waterbirds.

Published by the Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center.

Sponsored by Tallgrass Legacy Alliance, Westar Energy Green Team, Chickadee Checkoff, Kansas Native Plant Society, and the Great Plains Nature Center.