KU News Release

May 17, 2011
Contact: Jen Humphrey, Natural History Museum, 785-864-2344

Tour of wetlands scheduled for June 5

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LAWRENCE — What was once a corn and soybean field east of U.S. Highway 59 now features abundant wildlife, tall native grasses and a stable water retention system.

The careful development of the new wetlands and the animals and plants that have taken up residence there will be the subject of field trip presented by the University of Kansas Natural History Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Roger Boyd, wetlands manager, will lead the tour.

Participants will have the opportunity to sieve for aquatic specimens, learn about sustaining wetlands ecosystems and be introduced to history of the 142-acre tract of wetlands, which is adjacent to the larger Baker Wetlands to the east.

Tour size is limited; registration is requested by Friday, June. 3. The tour costs $5 per adult for members of Museum Friends and $7 for the public. Children can participate for free with an accompanying adult. Call 785-864-2344 to register.

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