Next Platte River Prairies Field Day – June 26, 2015

Hikers enjoying the prairie during one of last year's Field Days.

Hikers enjoying the prairie during one of last year’s Field Days.

We’ve finalized the agenda for our next Platte River Prairies Field Day, which will be June 26, 2015.  I hope to see many of you there.  This Field Day will include a wide range of topics including:

– ecology and natural history of stream fish, birds, prairie invertebrates, and reptiles and amphibians

– prairie restoration and management strategies

– plant identification

– ethnobotany (food and medicinal uses of plants)

– use of prairie plants in gardens and landscaping to benefit pollinators

There is no cost for the field day, and you’re welcome to come and go anytime between 9am and 4pm.  A full agenda can be seen here.

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About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. His main role is to evaluate and capture lessons from the Conservancy’s land management and restoration work and then share those lessons with other landowners – both private and public. In addition, Chris works to raise awareness about the importance of prairies and their conservation through his writing, photography, and presentations to various groups. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska with his wife Kim and their children.
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5 Responses to Next Platte River Prairies Field Day – June 26, 2015

  1. Carol Salerno says:

    I am interested in attending your field day.
    Where EXACTLY is it, and would my 81 year old mother be able to attend? She’s in fairly good shape…but I’m not sure how much walking you’re planning on doing…???
    Also, what is the cost?

    Thanks,
    I love your blog and forward it to friends and family!

    Carol Salerno

    • Chris Helzer says:

      Carol. No cost. Your mother should be ok – there are some indoor sessions and some shorter walks too. The site is 2 miles south of the Wood River exit off of Interstate 80 (#300). At the curve in the highway, continue south on the gravel road and you’ll see our sign and brick house.

  2. John I. Blair says:

    Makes me homesick for the Flint Hills of eastern Kansas. Keep on posting!

  3. Sandra says:

    I can’t make this date,
    when will you have other field days this year?

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