Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is offering two educational nature workshops. "Beginning Bird-watching" will be held Sunday, July 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. "Learning about Grasses and Grass-like Plants" will be held Sunday, July 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. Both workshops are free of charge, and are open to anyone age 12 or older.
"Beginning Bird-watching" will cover the basics on what to look for, common birds of our area, and a better understanding of Quivira and its importance to birds. Combining classroom and outdoor settings, "Learning about Grasses and Grass-like Plants" will provide an opportunity to learn about what grasses are, the common grasses of our area, and how to tell grasses apart from similar plants.
The workshops will be held at Quivira’s Environmental Education Classroom, in the center of the Refuge at 1313A NE 140th Avenue, or 8 miles north of the Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center. From U.S. Highway 281, the Classroom is 14 miles east on NE 140th Street, then ¾-mile south on NE 140th Avenue.
Space is limited for these workshops, and advance registration is required. For information, to register, contact the Refuge at 620-486-2393.