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Visit a prairie during Discovery Day

Explore the Snyder Prairie at the Grassland Heritage Foundation’s Prairie Discovery Day and enjoy guided walks, lunch, a painting workshop and other activities on Saturday, September 17.

The day begins with a Plein Air Painting Workshop with artist Louis Copt. The focus will be on image selection, composition and color mixing using oil and watercolor. The workshop is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. It is open to all levels of students and costs $40. Reservation can be made at the Grassland Heritage Foundation.

At 9:30 a.m., volunteers will work with land manager, Frank Norman, to cut brush, remove fence posts and do other prairie restoration activities. To volunteer, email [email protected].

The picnic begins at 11:45 a.m. with a free lunch. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, water bottle, reusable plates and utensils. Guided walks begin at 12:15 pm. and 1:30 p.m.

Additional activities include live animal displays from the Topeka Zoo, presentations on butterflies and pollinators, and the prairie watershed with the Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation.

To make reservations, contact Kim Bellemere at [email protected] or 785-840-8104. The Grassland Prairie Foundation’s Snyder Prairie is located at 158 and U Road in Mayetta, KS.



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