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.
Views of the prairie…
Compass plant in the prairie
Grasses at Konza Prairie
Grasshopper’s view of the Konza Prairie with goldenrod
Forbs and grasses make a rich prairie texture
Some of the plants…
Gone to seed
An ant nest in the road…
Coming back for the banquet/picnic
and a perfect ending to a terrific day: Sunset on the Konza Prairie