Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Prairie Heritage Week Sept. 6 - 12

Julia asked how kid-friendly the following event would be. The response is below the event details. Three Sisters has no other information. Please contact Michele with questions. Thank you.

Prairie Heritage Week
Warren County NRCS & Warren County Conservation Board

September 6th –12th

Prairie Seed Collecting
Collect seed for prairie reconstruction!
Monday, September 7th 9am-12pm
*contact Michele to register

Prairie Talk & Walk
Annett Nature Center
Tuesday, September 8th 6pm

Evening Prairie Walk
Rolling Thunder Prairie State Preserve!
Saturday, September 12th 6pm

Indianola Public Library
Prairie Books on Display!
Free Prairie Information!
Throughout September

For questions or more details contact Michele @ 961-5264x112
Kids are more than welcome and I'd love to see kids come out for these events. 

The seed collecting event will be simple, we'll point out a few plants that are ready for harvest and show you how to collect the seed-pull it off and toss it in a bag-many plants will be the perfect height for kids!  If you have children that like to grow plants the landowner is letting people take home some seed to grow for themselves too.

The talk on Tuesday will be about historic prairies, the bison that roamed them, the deep roots, wildlife that uses prairies, how prairie cleans water, etc.  It could be a little much for really young kids but will only be 20 min. and then there will be a trail walk through prairie where we'll point out different plants and talk about their uses.

The Rolling Thunder Prairie walk won't have any trails, really young kids may be afraid to walk through the plants.

I would recommend the library display for some rainy day, there are a number of new children's books and the display will be up all month.

Let me know if you have anymore questions and we'd love to see you there!

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