Wild Foods & Medicine from Cheyenne Bottoms Area
Join the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, for the Wild Foods and Medicine from the Cheyenne Bottoms Area: A plant hike field trip with Kelly Kindscher. Participants will start the afternoon at the KWEC, 592 NE K-156 Highway, Great Bend, and then carpool out to a field site where they will take a short hike and identify native plants that are edible or have medicinal qualities. Participants should wear comfortable, close-toed shoes and be able to walk short distances over uneven terrain as well as spend the duration of the program outside. “The Cheyenne Bottoms is a mix of wet prairie and wet lands which offers a diverse range of plant life,” said Kindscher. Kindscher is a senior scientist at the Kansas Biological Survey and a professor in environmental studies at the University of Kansas. He has also written several books, including “Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie” and “Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie.” For more information, call the KWEC at 877-243-9268.