Tallgrass Prairie Center


The Old & The New: Prairies of FW Kent Park

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Kent Park, 2048 US-6, Oxford, IA 52322

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 bfreidhof@co.johnson.ia.us
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.