Break Out Your Binoculars, It's Birding Time
Avid birder Carol Morgan will lead us through the property of Ralph and Roma Earles on the morning of April 11th at 7:30 AM. Our tour will meander through unique post oak-black jack woodlands in search of migratory birds. Species to look out for include: Kentucky Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Summer Tanager, Pileated Woodpecker, Acadian Flycatcher. To reserve your spot for this event, please contact our Conservation Director, Jerry Jost at email@example.com.
Join Us for a Lecture on "Bringing Nature Home"
Join us for a free lecture from
Saturday, March 21st at 7 PM
Kansas Union, fifth floor
University of Kansas, Lawrence
Book signing to follow
The Kansas Land Trust is sponsoring this event thanks to support from
Chad and Joanna Voigt.
"Because our yards and gardens are essential parts of the terrestrial ecosystems that sustain humans and the life around us, it is essential that we keep them in working order. Dr. Tallamy will discuss the important ecological roles of the plants in our landscapes, emphasize the ecological, educational, physical and emotional benefits of designing landscapes with these roles in mind, and explore the consequences of failing to do so. Managing landscapes in this crowded world carries both moral and ecological responsibilities that we can no longer ignore.
Doug Tallamy is the author of Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens which was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers' Association. His book The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware."
Notes on Nature
The Great Blue Heron should be arriving in NE Kansas any day. Keep an eye out for them around calm fresh water sources. The males attract mates by flying above their nest with neck extended for display. For more information on this great bird and others, visit the Audubon's Guide to North American Birds.
The Kansas Land Trust protected this Great Blue Heron rookery, or nesting grounds, thanks to the support of Bill and Bo Stueck of Johnson County. For more information on this protected property and others, please visit www.klt.org/conservation-easement.