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Archive for Friday, June 11, 2010

Wildflower walk to give look at prairie

June 11, 2010

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Residents will once again have an opportunity to experience native prairie wildflowers at this year’s wildflower walk sponsored by the Kansas Land Trust.

The walk takes place at the 16-acre Akin Prairie, established in 1993 as the first conservation easement in Kansas.

Jason Fizell, executive director of the Kansas Land Trust, said the walk is an opportunity for people to get out and see firsthand what the easement is preserving.

“It’s an opportunity to experience the land more directly rather than just driving by and seeing it,” Fizell said.

He said what surprises people the most is how fast the prairie changes. Every month, even every week, there are different things to see.

The walk, guided by KLT founder Kelly Kindscher, will be at 7 p.m. June 23. To get to Akin Prairie, head two miles east of Lawrence on K-10, take the 1900 Road exit, go south two miles, and take a right on North 1150 Road.

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