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2nd Saturday Bird Walk

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

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

Chaplin Nature Center and Ark City area Field Trip

Chaplin Nature Center 27814 27th Dr, Arkansas City

Join us as we bird Chaplin Nature Center and nearby hotspots. We should find breeding warblers, tanagers and Painted Buntings. Meet at Chaplin Nature Center. Bring a lunch.

Free

Meeting Program – Shorebirds in the Tall Grass Prairie; seriously? by Dr. Robert Penner

Dr. Robert Penner, Avian Conservation Manager at The Nature Conservancy in Kansas, will talk about the importance of the midcontinent, Kansas, and specifically the Flint Hills to shorebird conservation. We will look at what we have learned from past shorebird surveys in the Flint Hills along with what we are learning from some of the …

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Free

Evening Kayak Float

Chaplin Nature Center 27814 27th Dr, Arkansas City

Take a 3.5 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. Kayak, paddle and life vest are provided. Space …

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$25

Derby Canoe Launch Field Trip

Derby Canoe Launch HP86+9G, Wichita

Meet at the canoe launch on south 71st street for Painted Buntings, White-eyed Vireo and other southern species.

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

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

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

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

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

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

Arkansas City Butterfly Count

Chaplin Nature Center 27814 27th Dr, Arkansas City

Become a citizen scientist and help count butterflies at the Chaplin Nature Center. During this program, hike leaders will walk the trails identifying and counting all the butterflies encountered. No butterfly experience needed, just helping spot them can be a big help. Close focus binoculars are used to aid in identification. You can join us …

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$3

Picnic

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

Join us at the Great Plains Nature Center for our annual pot-luck dinner. Dinner will be followed by a short, fun program. Bring a dish to share and your own service.

Free