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Cheney Reservoir Field Trip

Dillon's at 21st & Amidon 1920 W 21st St N, Wichita, KS

Meet at the Dillon’s at 21st and Amidon. We’ll look for winter waterfowl and check out nearby lakes and woodlands. A Kansas Parks permit is required for each vehicle.

Free

Winter River Hike

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

Take a leisurely hike through the forest to a sandbar along the Arkansas River. Along the way we will look for wildlife such as woodpeckers and other birds. If we are lucky we might even find a Bald Eagle or two down on the shallow banks of the river.  Total round-trip walking distance is 1.5 …

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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 and practice social distancing!

Free

Program Meeting – “Cerrado, The Kansas of Brazil,” by Rachel Roth

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

Like a typical big sister, the Amazon Rainforest has been overshadowing one of Brazil’s most biodiverse and incredible landscapes: her little sister, the Cerrado. This savanna birthed 5% of the planet’s plant and animal species, and it’s in far greater danger than the Amazon. Rachel Roth, co-founder of Grassland Groupies, will show you why the …

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Birding the Tropics at the Sedgwick County Zoo

Sedgwick County Zoo 5555 Zoo Blvd, Wichita, KS

Meet in the lobby of the Tropics Building. Leave the cold weather outside and enjoy birding in the tropics. Bring admission money. Binoculars will be helpful. We’ll have an intro by a keeper and a list of birds to find.

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 and practice social distancing!

Free

Program Meeting – “Your Brain on Nature,” by John Gallagher

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

“Your Brain on Nature” looks at the science of nature’s influence on your health and well-being.  We’ll look at some of the latest research from around the world that connect the links between the human brain and the natural world, which are building a growing body of evidence that support the theory that time in …

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Bald Eagle Nest Viewing

Veteran's Memorial Lake, Arkansas City, KS 1401 S. Sixth St, Arkansas City, KS

During this program we will visit one of the many Bald Eagle nests in Cowley County to give participants a chance to see adults and eaglets through spotting scopes. Nest sites are Federally protected so spotting scopes will be a safe distance from the nest.

Free

Western Kansas Extended Field Trip

Western Kansas Extended Field Trip This extended trip will include a morning of prairie-chicken viewing at locally-operated blinds in Gove County.  There will be a fee per person for use of the blinds.  We will stay at Logan House in historic Russell Springs for two nights.  Other locations that we plan to visit will be …

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Chaplin Spring Clean-up

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

Come celebrate spring at the Nature Center while lending a helping hand.  The Center needs your help to get the facility ready for visitors and school groups. Clearing trails of debris, raking up the area around the building, trimming trails and small repair projects will be on our to-do list.  No matter what your age, …

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