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Monarch Tagging Nature Day

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

Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to participate in the monarch butterfly migration.  Families can learn about this unique migration and participate in on-going monarch research by helping to capture and tag them as they migrate through Kansas. Guided nature hikes to the Arkansas River, live reptiles and a seldom seen bird egg collection are all …

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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.

Chisholm Creek Park Cleanup

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

Join us after the second Saturday bird walk to collect trash and keep our adopted park looking nice. Bring gloves, we'll provide trash bags, along with coffee and donuts. Meet in the GPNC parking lot.

Free

Chaplin Moon Walk/Run (2K+)

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

This 2k plus walk or run will take place along the edge of the Center’s tall grass prairie trail. Along the trail, stations will award glow sticks to those who choose to stop, and answer moon or nature questions related to the night. If you plan on running the trail be sure to bring a …

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Program Meeting – “Mushrooms and the Dawn of Mammals,” by Lyndzee Rhine

Mushrooms and other fungi may seem irrelevant and weird to many, but what if I told you they have the power to shape the entire world and that they already have? Follow along as Lyndzee presents a hypothesis on the rise of mammals 65 million years ago. Author of A Pocket Guide to Common Kansas …

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Free

Slate Creek Wetland Field Trip

Slate Valley Church S Oxford Rd and E 80th St, Oxford, KS

Meet at Slate Valley Baptist Church, 7 miles south of Oxford on the main road. We’ll search the wetlands for sparrows and other fall migrants

Free

Eye Shine at Chaplin Nature Center

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

Oh, so, so many tiny eyes all around us. Bring your flashlight and search the woods for the gleaming eyes of spiders, moths, and possibly something even bigger.  Dress for the outdoors and bring a flashlight capable of producing a narrow beam of light.  

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.

Program Meeting – “Three Billion Birds Lost, and What To Do About It,” by Dr. Jackie Augustine

A recent study revealed that we have lost one in four individual birds since 1970, amounting to nearly 3 billion birds.  However, not all species declined and some habitats experience more declines than others.  Dr. Jackie Augustine, Audubon of Kansas Executive Director, will explain how this was estimated, describe trends in the data with respect …

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Free

El Dorado Lake Field Trip

McDonald's in El Dorado 2002 W Central, El Dorado, KS

Meet at the McDonald’s on Central in El Dorado. This trip should produce wintering grassland, woodland and waterbirds.

Free