Have you ever wanted to experience what it's like to roam the real, authentic prairie? This weekend, the Grassland Heritage Foundation is holding a prairie walk at Snyder Prairie, north of Topeka. It's part of the foundation's Prairie Appreciation Day, which features family-friendly activities to help people learn more about the signature Kansas landscape. Kim Bellemere (BELL-uh-meer) is the foundation's education coordinator. She says there's a lot more to a prairie than just miles and miles of grass -- and much of it remains a mystery.
Prairie Appreciation Day is Saturday. Events are free and open to the public, but an RVSP is requested. You can find out more online at grasslandheritage.org, or e-mail email@example.com.
(online readers: Prairie Appreciation Day events will take place at the Snyder Prairie. This is an area of active native and restored prairie, with all the components of the prairie ecosystem. If you choose to attend, the Grassland Heritage Foundation encourages you to wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, and to bring a filled water bottle and sunscreen. Water will be made available to refill water bottles brought by participants.)