May 2015 Newsletter

Notes From the Prairie


Conservation Celebration

Come enjoy the wildflowers, the amazing views and the company of like-minded folks who love the tallgrass prairie.  KLT Board Member Valerie Wright and her husband Simon Malo placed a conservation easement on their land to protect it in perpetuity.  The land is near the Konza Prairie, and expands conserved prairie in the Flint Hills.   So come celebrate with us and enjoy an evening out on the prairie.

Monday, May 18, 2015
6:30 pm
Located on 143 acres of native grassland
near Manhattan, Kansas

Click here for more details.
RSVP to kansas@tnc.org or call
Ruth Palmer at 785-233-4400


2015 Akin Prairie Walk

It's that wonderful time of year again when the prairie displays vast arrays of color and beauty.  Dr. Kelly Kindscher will lead our annual Akin Prairie Walk on Saturday, June 6th from 10am-Noon.  If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Jost at jjost@klt.org.  The Akin Prairie was the first prairie conserved by the Kansas Land Trust, and is located at 1850 North 1150 Road, Lawrence, KS 66044.  

 

Notes on Nature

The days are lengthening, gardens are flourishing, and the prairies are flowering.  Spring time in Kansas is exciting for humans and nature alike.  Make time to get out in the garden or out on the prairie to enjoy the temperate weather and brush off any remnants of winter.  Blue wild indigo, oxeye daisys, and prairie violets are just a few beauties to keep an eye out for when strolling through the tallgrass.  For more information on local conditions, visit Ken Lassman's Kaw Valley Almanac.  Happy Spring to everyone.