Kansas Land Trust Notes

Join Us On A Bird Walk

Please join us on a bird walk guided by Bill Busby in the preserved woodlands and meadows owned by Ralph and Roma Earles on Saturday, September 5, starting at 8 AM. Driving on Highway 56 through Baldwin City, turn north on First Street, turn east on North 300 Road (also Ames Street) and follow this road east for slightly over one mile. Drive through the gate and down the hill. Look for signs and park in the meadow at the bottom of the hill.

Bird watchers on a trail in the Earles preserved woodlands.

Bring your binoculars and join us September 5!

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Prairie Restoration

The preserved 4,600 acres of Red Buffalo Ranch near Sedan, Kansas, has worked over the past year to remove trees and restore portions of their prairie. This prairie restoration has been supported by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Native Environment Conservation Plan

Cut trees are piled for later burning.

A mama buffalo on the Red Buffalo Ranch.

Notes on Nature

Ashy sunflowers and compass plants are in bloom in the Flint Hills.

Compass plants get their name from their tendency to align the edges of their basal leaves north and south to limit overexposure to the summer sun.

Ashy sunflowers grow from branched underground rhizomes often forming colonies of yellow flowers.

Thanks for your ongoing support of our conservation work including 59 preserved places protecting over 24,000 acres!

Jerry Jost
Interim Executive Director
Kansas Land Trust