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Marvin Schwilling Memorial Butterfly Count in the Flint Hills • Chase County

Saturday, Jun 22nd, 2013 @ 8:30am-4pm
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve • 2480 KS Hwy 177 • Strong City, KS • Map

This is the 5th Annual Count. No prior experience in identifying butterflies is necessary. Please bring binoculars. A digital camera may also come in handy. Suggested attire includes hiking boots, hat, and long pants. Come for the whole day or just half a day.Be sure to RSVP 620-273-6034. Lunch and water provided. Group counts will run from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 (noon) and again from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be a small lunch break between sessions to compare notes, share adventures, and switch groups and locations. Transportation to counting locations will be by car-pooling in private vehicles, which will be no further than 7 miles one way. Walk-ins are welcome. Come Join the Fun!!!
The Nature Conservancy is the largest conservation organization in the state of Kansas. Since 1989, the Conservancy has protected over 95,000 acres of land across the state including tallgrass prairies, wetlands, mixed-grass prairies and short-grass prairies.

The Nature Conservancy has a remarkable record of conservation initiatives across the state. In addition of establishing nature preserves, the Conservancy has partnered with universities, other land trusts, and private landowners to help protect a valuable cross section of Kansas.

Contact: Paula Matile 620-273-8552

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Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy

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