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GHF Prairie Appreciation Day • Jackson County

Saturday, Jun 15th, 2013 @ 9am
Rachel Snyder Prairie • 158th Street & U Road • Mayetta, KS • Map

Come spend a day on the prairie with the Grassland Heritage Foundation!

Join us on Saturday, June 15th when GHF will host our annual Prairie Appreciation Day at Rachel Snyder Prairie. We’ll have fun family-friendly activities including walks, lunch, a prairie scavenger hunt, and even opportunities to help with restoration work. Everyone is encouraged to bring their cameras and sketchbooks. An RSVP is requested.

This annual event is one of the few days each year when the public can explore the Snyder prairie and experience its beauty for themselves. The guided walks will be conducted by Frank Norman, prairie restoration expert and Rachel Snyder land manager, who will point out all of the unique and most beautiful aspects of the prairie.

New this year – Explore the prairie on your own!
For adventurous types, we will also offer an unguided Discovery Hunt. We’ll give you a list of things to look for then you can explore the prairie at your leisure. Be sure to bring your camera and snap photos of all of your favorite prairie plants (and hopefully a few animals). We’ll upload your pictures to the GHF Flickr page while you’re still on the prairie and ask our experts to tell us all about your discoveries. Bring your camera’s USB cord so we can upload the pictures.

Snyder Prairie is located approx. 17 miles north of Topeka on Hwy. 75. To get to the prairie take Hwy. 75 to 158th St. (just south of Mayetta) Turn east on 158th St. and go approx. 3 miles to U Rd. Turn right (south) on U Rd. and proceed another ½ mile to the gate. Parking is available along the road. Contact Kim Bellemere, GHF Education Coordinator, at 785-840-8104 or with questions and to RSVP.

Prairie Appreciation Day Schedule:
9:15 – 11:30- Wildflower Walk and Snyder Tour with Frank Norman. A second, shorter walk will be held at 10:30 for late-comers.

9:00 – 12:00 – Discovery Hunts

12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch (provided)

12:30 - 3:00 - Restoration work with the Groundhogs (Snyder restoration volunteers) possibly including: Painting fence posts purple,picking up woody debris, and pulling garlic mustard

Contact: Kim Bellemere 785-840-8104

Sponsor: Grassland Heritage Foundation

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