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We hope you'll join us! You'll find a variety of resources and information here on the site which let's you know what we're up to and how you can get involved. Check out the quick links below or explore the drop-down menus above and see all we have to offer. Hope to see you soon!

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Summer Activities

Trees, Prairies & Wildflowers

JAS has no programs during the months of June and July but there are still many activities you can take advantage of to get out and stay connected with nature or enjoy some indoor programs offered by others. We suggest checking out the event calendar listings at our fellow Audubon chapters in Topeka or Kansas City

Or, check out the prairie walks or tree walks offered through the Kansas Native Plants Society.

Looking for something indoors and activities for the kids for summer? You'll find both at the Prairie Park Nature Center  or the KU Natural History Museum.

And keep watch here for more information on upcoming JAS events.

Rachel Carson, Wildflowers and
Summer Reading

First, as a follow up to our presentation at the May Anniversary Dinner, May 27th was the birthday of Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring and many other books regarding the environment, including some written for younger readers. Rachel's birthday present to all of us can be viewed in this link to her writings.

Next, by proclamation of the governor, June is Kansas Native Plant Appreciation Month. Find out all the details here. The Kansas Native Plant Association is offering many free events including a number of prairie and wildflower walks to help celebrate and invites you to join them. June is the best time to get out and appreciate all the amazing wildflowers that grow in our region. Just be sure you're dressed for our soggy weather of late! You can also explore more on native plants (and some of those pesky non-natives) through this link.

Finally, summer always seems to be a good time to catch up on some reading or just relax on hot (or wet!) days with a good book. Here's a few more listings of books celebrating our natural history, many of them authored by our local environment advocates.

Hope you'll check it out. Thanks Shirley!

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