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2nd Saturday Bird Walk

Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Bring your binoculars and discover the birds that 
visit and live in Chisholm Creek Park. No birding experience is needed. Expect 1–2 miles of walking on paved paths. The walk will last about 90 minutes. Meet at the Great Plains Nature Center parking lot.

Free

Program and Meeting

Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Kansas flyways: the current and future of understanding birds’ movements, by Dr. Alice Boyle, Division of Biology, Kansas State University. Alice will talk to us a bit about why Kansas is such an interesting place to study bird movement, especially highlighting several of the new discoveries she and her lab have made in recent years. …

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Northeast Sedgwick County Park Field Trip

Northeast Sedgwick County Park 7390 N 127th St E, Wichita, KS

Join us in exploring this little known local gem, looking for sparrows and early winter migrants. Meet in the parking lot at E 77th St N and N 127th St E.  

Free

Astronomy at Chaplin Nature Center

Chaplin Nature Center 27814 27th Dr, Arkansas City, KS

Join us at the Chaplin Nature Center for a night of star gazing. Volunteers of the Chaplin Nature Center and Kansas Astronomical Observers will be setting up telescopes to search for double-stars, galaxies, nebulas, and clusters. In addition, the common constellations will be pointed out. This is also an opportunity to learn about the many …

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Chaplin Nature Center Campfire – Night Hike

Chaplin Nature Center 27814 27th Dr, Arkansas City, KS

This is an opportunity to explore the trails at night. Participants will hike down to the sandy banks of the Ark River for some roasted marshmallows. Afterwards we will hike back to the Visitor Center without the use of flashlights. Dress for the cooler temperatures and wear hiking shoes.

Free

Cranes at Quivira NWR Field Trip

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge 1434 NE 80th St, Stafford, KS

Quivira hosts tens of thousands of Sandhill Cranes and hundreds of thousands of geese in late fall. Meet at Quivira headquarters. We will take a leisurely drive to the Big Salt Marsh to see the spectacle of these birds coming in to roost. If we're lucky their will be Whooping Cranes, too.

Free

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Bring your binoculars and discover the birds that visit and live in Chisholm Creek Park. No birding experience is needed. Expect 1–2 miles of walking on paved paths. The walk will last about 90 minutes. Meet at the Great Plains Nature Center parking lot. 

Free

Program and Meeting

Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Built for Flight by Dr. Jackie Augustine.  Birds are masters of the air. In order to fly, birds must be lightweight, but also strong to provide power for flight.  Dr. Jackie Augustine, Audubon of Kansas Executive Director, is an ornithologist and will describe how birds’ bodies are adapted for the demands of flight. Jackie Augustine …

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2nd Saturday Bird Walk

Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Bring your binoculars and discover the birds that visit and live in Chisholm Creek Park. No birding experience is needed. Expect 1–2 miles of walking on paved paths. The walk will last about 90 minutes. Meet at the Great Plains Nature Center parking lot. 

Free