Wildflower Walk and Book Signing
- Categories: Outdoor
- Event posted: May 20, 2013
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Saturday, May 25, 2013, 1 p.m.
- Akin Prairie, Four miles SE of Lawrence on N. 1150 Rd., Lawrence
- Age limit: Not available
BONUS BOOK SIGNING AT POPULAR WILDFLOWER WALK OF FIRST CONSERVATION EASEMENT IN KANSAS The Kansas Land Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Kansas lands of ecological, agricultural, scenic, historic, and recreational significance, is again sponsoring its perennially popular Wildflower Walk. This wildflower walk will be held on land protected by the very first conservation easement established by KLT. An annual favorite, the Akin Prairie Wildflower Walk takes place on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Kelly Kindscher, a KLT founder and author of Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie and Medicinal Plants of the Prairie, will conduct this pleasurable and informative walk. KLT is pleased to note a special bonus for this year’s walk: the authors of A Kansas Bestiary will be on hand to sell and sign copies of their book. Proceeds from the sales of A Kansas Bestiary, whose publication was supported by funding from the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Foundation of the Douglas County Community Foundation, go to KLT to preserve and protect lands in Douglas County. The Akin Prairie provides a splendid setting to identify prairie grasses and wildflowers and to hear the fascinating lore surrounding them. This 16-acre tract of native prairie, protected in perpetuity from development, memorializes Dorothy Akin and her love of colorful prairie wildflowers. Dorothy’s husband, Tom, and their children donated the conservation easement to KLT in 1994. The Akin Prairie Conservation Easement stands as an enduring testament to the Aiken family’s dedication to preserving the beautiful natural features of their land. The Wildflower Walk is free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to attend. KLT recommends that attendees wear sturdy walking shoes, long pants, insect repellent, and a hat. Directions from Lawrence: head two miles east of Lawrence on K-10, take the E 1900 Rd exit (Douglas Co. 1057), go south two miles and take a right (west) on N 1150 Road. Signs will guide the way from K-10.