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April 2020

Cancelled – 2nd Saturday Bird Walk

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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Cancelled – Meeting Program – Life History and Current Status of Prairie Chicken in KS by Vickie Cikanek

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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Greater and Lesser Prairie chicken are an iconic symbol of the Kansas prairie.  Their mating habits alone make them a must see when visiting the great plains, but there is so much more to their lives than what goes on in the spring.  They have been coined by some as umbrella species of the central plains, and it is because of that, there has been a lot of concern over their population statuses across their range over the last 10 years.  This…

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Home School Spring Nature Hike

April 30 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chaplin Nature Center, 27814 27th Dr
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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Take a 2 mile hike on the trails of the Nature Center to search for signs of spring. Reservations are not required, but are always appreciated. Call 620-442-4133 or email cnc@wichitaaudubon.org

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May 2020

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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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.

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Chaplin Nature Center and Ark City Area Field Trip

May 16 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Derby Dillon’s, 1624 N Rock Rd
Derby, KS United States
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Join us as we bird Chaplin Nature Center and nearby hotspots. We should find breeding warblers, tanagers and Painted Buntings. We may encounter lingering migrant songbirds as well. Meet at 7 a.m. at the Derby Dillon’s Marketplace, 1624 N. Rock Road, to carpool, or meet up at CNC at 8 a.m. Bring a lunch.

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Meeting Program – Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight by Mark H. X. Glenshaw

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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Mark H.X. Glenshaw is an award-winning naturalist who has closely observed and documented the lives of Great Horned Owls in Forest Park, a large urban park in St. Louis, Missouri, since December 2005. Mark's work with Great Horned Owls involves extensive outreach as each year he gives dozens of talks across Missouri and Illinois (this is his first talk in Kansas!) and leads scores of owl prowls in Forest Park. Mark is a Missouri Master Naturalist and a volunteer for Forest…

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June 2020

Evening Kayak Float

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chaplin Nature Center, 27814 27th Dr
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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$25

Take a 3-mile float trip down the Arkansas River to take in the scenery and search for wildlife. This trip is open to beginners and experienced kayakers. Participants should bring water, a complete change of clothes (including shoes), and be prepared to get wet and muddy. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. All proceeds help support the Chaplin Nature Center. Cost: $25.00 per person.

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2nd Saturday Bird Walk

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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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.

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July 2020

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

July 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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Free

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.

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Arkansas City Butterfly Count

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chaplin Nature Center, 27814 27th Dr
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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$3

This is a citizen scientist survey of the Arkansas City area and all data collected is sent to the North American Butterfly Association. During the survey, we hike the trails of the Nature Center identifying and counting all butterflies we encounter. Close focus binoculars are used to aid in identification. You can join us for the full day or just a half day. Please call if planning to attend. For more information, call the Center.

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