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Fourth Biennial Coblentz Prairie Foray • Douglas County

Sunday, Jun 20th, 2010 @ 1pm
Stull, KS • Map

This glaciated tallgrass prairie offers diverse native plants as well as uncommon birds like Henslow's Sparrows, notable insects like Golden Byssus skippers, and interesting rocks like Sioux Quartzite. This may be the furthest south the glaciers advanced in Kansas, and large pink and red Sioux Quartzite boulders, glacial erratics, can be found in several areas. Among the 270 recorded plant species, we hope to see the federally protected Meadís milkweed, Prairie phlox, Starry Catchfly, Topeka Purple-coneflower, and Tall Cinquefoil! Other plants of interest include the Adderís Tongue Fern --one of the few prairie ferns and Cluster fescue (Festuca paradoxa) --a fescue rarely found in Kansas. Kansas Native Plant Society and Grassland Heritage Foundation co-sponsor this event. Co-leaders: Ken Lassman, author of Wild Douglas County, Jeff Hansen, KNPS and GHF Board Member and Shirley Braunlich, KNPS Board Member. Coblentz Prairie is part of the Clinton Wildlife area 40-minutes west of Lawrence, KS in west-central Douglas County at the intersection of E 100 Road and North 1150th Road. Park on the access road one-mile west of the intersection, E 1 Rd.

Contact: KNPS (785) 864-3453

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society

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