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March 2020

Pawnee Prairie Park Field Trip

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pawnee Prairie Park West, 9910 W Pawnee St
Wichita, KS 67209 United States
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Meet at the west parking lot, located east of the Maize and Pawnee intersection. We will be looking for sparrows, late winter visitors and spring migrants.

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Home School Wildlife

March 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chaplin Nature Center, 27814 27th Dr
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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Learn the basic classification of wild animals and look for the clues they leave behind on the trails. Reservations are not required, but are always appreciated. Call 620-442-4133 or email cnc@wichitaaudubon.org

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Oak Park Invasive Plant Removal

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oak Park, 1100 W 11th St N
Wichita, KS 67203 United States
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Asian bush honeysuckle is an invasive plant causing serious habitat damage. We’ll spend 3 — 4 hours removing these plants, directed by the Wichita Parks Department staff. Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. Meet by the stone arch at the SW corner of the park.

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April 2020

Sandhill Cranes at Kearney, NE

April 2 @ 7:00 am - April 4 @ 4:00 pm

Each spring, the Platte River in central Nebraska hosts the largest gathering of cranes in the world. This WAS field trip in early April plans to visit the top viewing areas near Kearney, Nebraska. We plan to visit the riverside crane blind of Rowe Sanctuary, the Fort Kearney Hike and Bike trail bridge, the Central Platte Natural Resources District Platte River viewing deck, and the Rainwater Basin’s Funk Wildlife Production Area. Depending on weather conditions and recent bird sightings, these locations may change…

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Chaplin Spring Clean-up

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

It’s that time of year to get the Nature Center ready for another year of visitors. We need your help on a variety of indoor and outdoor projects. Trimming trails, repairing bridges, raking leaves and cleaning the building are a few areas that need attention. Be sure to wear old clothes and bring a pair of work gloves. Soft leaf rakes and/or tree pruners needed. Call for more information.

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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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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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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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