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NENPS Field Day June 9, 2018


The Nebraska Native Plant Society is hosting a field day on Saturday, June 9 in the vicinity of Columbus and Schuyler.  The day will begin with an exploration of the Platte and Loup River bottomlands near Columbus lead by Mike Gutzmer, an environmental consultant who lives in the area and did a study of the local flora under Dr. Robert Kaul.  The second part of the day will be a tour of Fertig Prairie near Schuyler, a 45-acre tract of flood plain tallgrass prairie recently acquired by the Wachiska Audubon Society.  Here is the basic schedule for the day:


8:45 am  Participants gather at T-Bone Truck Stop at 4018 US Hwy 30 (south of Columbus, NE just west of intersection of US Hwy 30 and US Hwy 81)

9:00 am Mike Gutzmer leads group to Witchey Island

9:30-11:30 am Tour of Witchey Island and Loup/Platte river bottoms

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Lunch and drive to Fertig Prairie near Schuyler

1:00-3:00 pm Tour of Fertig Prairie


The field day is open to anyone with an interest in the flora of Nebraska.  Please RSVP to Jim Locklear (j.locklear@omahabotanicalgardens.org) if you plan to attend.


If you haven't paid your 2018 dues, you can send them to our treasurer David Sutherland. The membership form, and David's address can be found here.

Nebraska Native Plant Society dues are used to provide grants that support native plant research and conservation in Nebraska. Membership dues are tax-deductible.


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