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Field Trip to Cuming City Cemetery
August 11, 2018


Gjerloff Prairie/Sherman Ranch Field Trip, Sept. 8 2018

Our next field trip will be to Prairie Plains Resource Institute properties in the loess bluffs
along the south side of the Platte River north of Aurora.  We are most fortunate to have
PPRI director, Bill Whitney, as our host.  He has a long history with the site so this will be
an opportunity to learn about the plants AND their response to management techniques
like fire and grazing.  Bill has also been doing prairie restorations for many years,
so bring your restoration questions with you.

DATE:  Saturday, September 8

TIME:   10 AM

MEETING LOCATION:  PPRI Greenhouse at Gjerloff Prairie

DIRECTIONS:  Go 9 miles north of Aurora on Nebraska State Highway 14 to the Marquette
  spur; turn west (left) and go 4 miles to the 22 and M Road intersection (go straight west
  when the black top road curves); turn right on M Road and go 0.5 miles north; turn into
  the driveway along the south side of the farmstead, not the private home drive; follow the
  road around back to the greenhouse and park there.
            If you are coming from the north on Highway 14, the Marquette spur is 9 miles south
  of Central City or 5 miles south of the junction of State Highways 14 and 66.

AGENDA:    10 AM to Noon – Gjerloff Prairie walk
                    Noon – BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH – we’ll eat at the beautifully restored barn which
                                is PPRI’s Education Center.
                    PM – We’ll spend a couple of hours exploring Sherman Ranch a recently
       acquired prairie a short distance east of the Gjerloff site.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SITES:  Available at: http://www.prairieplains.org/
  At the top of the page click on Preserves – a drop down menu will appear.

Thanks!  Hope to see you then!

Questions?  Other than why did you schedule this on a Husker home game day?

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