17 January 2017

Red Hills of OK and KS - talk on Jan 31 - Wichita

Ken Brunson
The Kansas Native Plant Society is sponsoring a talk on Jan 31st at 6:30,
The location is Dyck Arborteum, 177 W Hickory Street, Hesston KS, just north of Wichita.

The speaker is Ken Brunson and his topic is Fire Recovery in the Hills.
Ecologist and field manager Ken Brunson of the Nature Conservancy knows a lot about the Anderson Creek Wildfire of March 2016 that consumed about 390,000 acres of land in Oklahoma and Kansas. 
By some estimates, this was the biggest private lands fire in the U.S. since records have been kept. Several hundred head of livestock were killed, thousands of miles of fence, and at least a dozen houses were destroyed. Positive and negative impacts to land and wildlife varies, and Ken will show photos as part of his presentation about this fascinating story.

Come for supper at 6:00 p.m. or just the lecture at 6:30 p.m. ($2 for lecture, $7 for supper and lecture). Call 620-327-8127 by 4 p.m. on Friday before the Tuesday lecture for supper reservations.
Contact: Brad Guhr brad.guhr@hesston.edu 620-327-8127 or Phyllis Scherich pscherich@yahoo.com 620-213-0751
Beautiful Dyck Arboretum of the Plains  in Hesston KS is a primary sponsor.
Ken Brunson's blog, called The Kansas Outback, is at this link.




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