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Prairie experience

Prairie experience — Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston is offering the chance to explore the Kansas prairie on your choice of four evenings.

"Gather seed, observe birds and insects, and identify prairie plants on high-quality prairie remnants with Brad Guhr, education coordinator," the arboretum says. All ages are welcome, and participants will leave Dyck Arboretum at 4 p.m. and return by twilight, about 8 p.m. The dates are Aug. 11, Aug. 25, Sept. 7 and Sept. 2.

The cost is $5, free for children under 14. Call 620-327-8127 to reserve a spot. Directions can be given to late-comers. "Bring a sandwich and enjoy the sun setting over the prairie," the arboretum says.