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July 2019

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 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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Butterfly Count at Chaplin Nature Center

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chaplin Nature Center, 27814 27th Dr
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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Help us count and identify butterflies as part of a North American Butterfly Association official count.

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Picnic

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Great Plains Nature Center at 6 p.m. for our annual pot-luck dinner. Bring a dish to share and your own service. We'll provide drinks.

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August 2019

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

August 10 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 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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September 2019

Friday the 13th Full Moon 2k & Fun Walk/Run

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chaplin Nature Center, 27814 27th Dr
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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It’s a full moon AND its Friday the 13th…. a perfect time to get outdoors and get moving with this 2k plus fun run/walk. Individuals and families can go at their own pace 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 head…

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2nd Saturday Bird Walk

September 14 @ 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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Meeting Program – Jurassic Lark: Why Birds Are Dinosaurs by Rachel Roth

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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Free

From brooding behaviors to pneumatic bones, the similarities between modern birds and dinosaurs go well beyond feathers. In the last two years huge leaps in research and hundreds of new fossils continue to paint a picture of ancient birds that blurs the line between "avian" and "non-avian." Rachel will explain why dinosaurs still exist; they simply took to the sky. Rachel Roth is the Great Plains Nature Center's resident bird nerd who got hooked on all things feathered while studying…

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Quivira National Wildlife Refuge & Cheyenne Bottoms Field Trip

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, 1434 NE 80th St
Stafford, KS 67578 United States
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Free

Meet at the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge headquarters and bring a lunch. This is prime migration time for shorebirds at these nationally renowned locations. Contact the leader for carpool information.

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