The Old and The New: The Prairies of FW Kent Park
June 29, 2019; 9:00 to noon
The program will be held “rain or shine,” excluding severe weather. Please dress appropriately.
Meet at the Conservation Education Center (CEC) in F.W. Kent Park, 2048 Highway 6 NW, Oxford, Iowa 52322
REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED: Please contact Brad Freidhof at (319) 645-2315 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to transportation requirements, this field trip will be limited to 30-40 registrants.
F.W. Kent Park boasts many high-quality, beautiful prairies of various ages. We will visit a variety of these, some of which are restored native remnants, others that have been planted on previous farmed crop ground. Dave Wehde, who is experienced in restoration and has directed the natural resource management at Kent Park since 1987, will compare and contrast the two types of prairies and identify wildflowers. Conservation staff will also discuss restoration and management techniques used by Johnson County Conservation staff. Transportation from site to site will be via hayrack. Please remember to dress appropriately, including long pants, closed-toe shoes, and any other measures to reduce exposure to ticks.
This field trip is sponsored by Friends of Johnson County Conservation, Iowa Native Plant Society, and Johnson County Conservation.