Field Trips

FLINT HILLS FOSSIL HUNT

• Date: Monday, June 25th

• Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

• Cost per person (includes transportation, breaks, and lunch): $10 Students; $15 Non-Students

• Minimum Attendance: TBD

• Maximum Attendance: TBD

Come explore the ancient ocean sea bottom that underlies the scenic Flint Hills of Kansas. Local paleontologist and author of “Oceans of Kansas” Mike Everhart will lead participants through the Tuttle Creek Reservoir spillway and other local exposures of rocks from the Permian Period that were laid down under an ancient ocean more than a quarter billion years ago.

 

KONZA BISON TOUR (POST-MEETING)

• Date: Saturday, June 30th

• Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

• Cost per person (includes transportation, breaks, and lunch): $10 Students; $15 Non-Students

• Minimum Attendance: TBD

• Maximum Attendance: TBD

The Konza Prairie Biological Station has been home to an active mammalogy program for several decades. Much of the research has been through the efforts of long-time ASM members, Don and Glennis Kaufman. Through their research and that of other biologists, the Konza Prairie has been a critical component in the development of our understanding of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Don will provide a firsthand experience with the Konza Prairie and one of its most well-known residents, the American bison, as well as an overview of the mammals of this prairie.