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Konza Prairie Biological Station

On Tuesday, August 13, the 2013 America’s Grasslands Conference had its banquet at the Konza Prairie Biological Station. It was a nice event with good, local barbecue and wonderful views of the prairie. Since the line for dinner was a bit long, I started by walking out into the prairie and was quickly rewarded with quiet and bird song. The views were expansive, the prairie lush, the song melodious. All seemed right with the world for a time.

Thanks, Lloyd Hulbert for your vision and hard work to make this Research Natural Area a reality.

Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Views of the prairie…

Compass plant in the prairie

Compass plant at Konza prairie

Grasses at Konza Prairie

Konza Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Konza Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Konza Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Konza Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Konza prairie

Grasshopper’s view of the Konza Prairie with goldenrod

Konza Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Konza Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Forbs and grasses make a rich prairie texture

Konza Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Konza Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Some of the plants…

Sumac

Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Verbena

at Konza Prairie Biological Station, near Manhattan, Kansas

at Konza Prairie Biological Station, near Manhattan, Kansas

Compass plant

Yellow Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum) at Konza Prairie Biological Station, near Manhattan, Kansas.

Yellow Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum) at Konza Prairie Biological Station, near Manhattan, Kansas.

Gone to seed

Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Konza Prairie Biological Station Kansas, 2013

Konza Prairie Biological Station Kansas, 2013

An ant nest in the road…

Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Coming back for the banquet/picnic

Konza Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Konza Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

and a perfect ending to a terrific day: Sunset on the Konza Prairie

Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas, 2013

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