Platte River Prairies Field Day – THIS WEDNESDAY

This Wednesday (June 22) is our next Platte River Prairies Field Day.  Admission is free, and there will be several hikes/presentations to choose from during each of the four session periods during the day.  Come learn about prairie plants and insects, prairie restoration and management, edible wild plants and native plant gardening.  You can also learn about monarch butterfly conservation and find out how you can help collect important data to help monitor their recovery.

You can see the full agenda for the day HERE.  Directions to the site are HERE.

Wildflowers and grasshoppers.  TNC Platte River Prairies.

Wildflowers and grasshoppers. TNC Platte River Prairies.

This event is open to anyone, including families.  Master Naturalists and others interested in learning about (and helping with) ecology and conservation are particularly welcome.

I hope to see you Wednesday.

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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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