Archive for Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Schlagel Library offers nature programs

March 2, 2011

The following are some upcoming programs and events this month at the Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Branch of the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 4051 West Drive, Kansas City, Kan., in Wyandotte County Lake Park.

All programs are free and open to the public. Unless indicated otherwise, all programs are held at Schlagle Library.

• Native Americans, Native Plants: A Hike into the Past, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5. During a hike along the Stotler Cove Nature Trail, participants can learn to identify the native plants to Kansas and their value to Native Americans as food, shelter and medicine.

• A Bird in the Hand, 9 a.m. – noon, March 12. Join Lead Education Specialist and bird bander Craig Hensley for a morning of up close and personal looks at the songbirds visiting library’s bird feeders. Learn about these birds‘ natural histories and bird banding and help let a bird be released back to the wild.

• The Nature of Kansas: Spring Wildflowers of Wyandotte County, 7-8:30 p.m., March 16, at the West Wyandotte Public Library. From dog-toothed violets to Dutchman’s breeches, wildflowers carpet our local woodlands. Learn who’s what among the flowers of spring.

• Amazing Mammals, 9:30-11:30 a.m., March 19. From skulls and skins to those things they leave behind, participants will be introduced to a host of mammals native to Kansas.

• Rocks, Minerals and Fossils of Kansas, 1-4 p.m., March 19. Kansas has been host to an inland sea, formerly home to amazing sea creatures like mososaurs, rocks that look like flowers and so much more.

• Tots and Trails, 11 a.m. – noon, March 26. Join Education Specialist Heather Feather for a fun, family-friendly hike geared specifically for the little ones.

• Signs of Spring Hike, 1-2:30 p.m., March 26. Search for new growth, wildflowers, and other sights and sounds of spring on the Stotler Cove Trail. Be sure to wear proper footwear and dress for the weather. Binoculars and field guides available for check out with a KCKPL library card.

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