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Party on the Prairie

TrailsPrairies_Facebook3Saturday, June 3, 2017
9 a.m. -1 p.m.
Jerry Smith Park, 139th & Holmes

Celebrate National Trails and Prairie Day with KC Parks at a Party on the Prairie! Enjoy family and environmentally friendly activities amidst the flora and fauna of Jackson County’s only remnant prairie. Live music, guided trail hikes, bird walks, hay rides, plein air quick paint competition, scavenger hunt, prairie touch table from Lakeside Nature Center and more!

9 a.m. Bird Walk with Sherry Leonardo, Burroughs Audubon Society (please arrive by 8:45 a.m.)
9-10 a.m.: Quick Paint Artist Check-in
9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Prairie Touch Table, Prairie Scavenger Hunt, Hay Rides
10 a.m. Prairie Hike with Tom Schroeder, Master Naturalist, KC Wildland’s Volunteer – 1.25 mile loop hike – learn about the amazing things that live in the world’s most endangered ecosystem – the tallgrass prairie! Not appropriate for wheel chairs or strollers.
10 a.m.-Noon: Quick Paint Competition
11 a.m.: Free Hot Dog, Chips and Water (served until we run out)
11:30 a.m. Prairie Hike Lite with Tom Schroeder – short, accessible walk to the overlook and back
12-12:30 p.m.: Quick Paint Voting (People’s Choice)
12:45 p.m.: Quick Paint Purchase Award


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