2023 Annual Wildflower Weekend

Coronado Heights - Photo Credit: Kansas Geological Survey

Register by Sept. 14 for the 2023 Annual Wildflower Weekend (see below)

Asclepias tuberosa - downtown Salina
  • Salina is located along the Smoky Hill River in a region where rolling hills of tallgrass to mixed grass prairies meet floodplain forests and wetlands along the Soloman, Saline and Smoky Hill Rivers
  • Visit the Marty Bender Nature Area, managed by  The Land Institute – covering 206 acres of prairie and woods along the Smoky Hill River in traditional Kaw Nation homelands. 
  • Botanize at private property where a small herd of bison range across 1,280 acres north of Salina.  This is a Dakota Sandstone mid-grass prairie typical of the Smoky Hills region.   
  • Visit Rock City Park a natural landmark with over 200 huge sandstone concretions.  There are interconnecting mowed trails wandering through native grasses and plants. 
  • Walk at Ottawa State Fishing Lake, constructed starting in 1927. This is a 95-acre lake surrounded mostly by tallgrass prairie with sand prairie species on Dakota sandstone. There are woodlands around the perimeter of the lake and up the arms of Sand Creek.
  • Meet at Kanopolis Lake – Buffalo Track Canyon to observe native plants along the 1.5 mile trail.
  • Current KNPS members will receive an AWW Invitation and Itinerary by mail.
  • Download a PDF of the 2023 AWW Itinerary. Register by Sept. 14.

Photo Contest

Argemone polyanthemos, by David Welfelt, Flora 2nd Place

The KNPS Annual Photo Contest will be held online, and is open to current members only.  The deadline for submitting photographs is September 10.   

The top three photos in each category will be shown during the virtual Annual Meeting. We encourage all KNPS members to enter photos.

Read about the Categories and instructions for submitting your photos at this link for  – Photo Contest Entry and Submission.

Register online by September 14th - or mail in your Registration.

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2023 AWW Registration:

Registration fees are $20 per person for access to the Annual Membership Meeting and all of the outdoor events.  Children under 12 are free. Use drop down arrow to indicate how many you are paying for.

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Your added generous donations help KNPS extend, statewide, our support of native plant awareness, provide non-profit funding, award our Mary A. Bancroft scholarship, plan for legacy initiatives and also helps fund the Plant A Prairie Program that provides native plant gardens to school children.  

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