The Wakarusa Group sponsored a trip to the KU Field Station and Ecological Reserves on May 7th, starting with a vegetarian potluck supper at the Fitch Natural History Reservation. Bill Busby from the Kansas Biological Survey told us about the history and ecology of the area and led a hike through the McColl Nature Reserve to the Wakarusa Valley Overlook and the Rockefeller Experimental Tract, where he described the tallgrass prairie research there. The evening concluded with viewing of the moon and Saturn through a telescope.
Photos: Potluck1: Vegetarian potluck supper; Hike 1: Bill Busby describes landscape of McColl Nature Reserve. Overlook: Group views the Wakarusa River Valley at sunset. Stargazing: Viewing the moon and Saturn.
Photos: Potluck1: Potluck supper at the Fitch Natural History Reservation picnic shelter; Hike 2: Bill Busby describes historical changes in the landscape of McColl Nature Reserve. Hike 3: Group enjoys a hike at sunset. Overlook1: Viewing the Wakarusa River Valley at sunset. Kids1: Kids enjoy modeling the solar system at Wakarusa Valley Overlook. Stargazing1: Viewing the moon and Saturn under a clear, dark sky.