Dordt College News

Dordt College Prairie Walk September 20

September 18, 2011

Don’t miss the final opportunity of the year to take a guided tour through the Dordt College Prairie on September 20. Starting at 7 p.m., people of all ages can enjoy walking amid more than 80 species of native wildflowers and grasses.

Dordt College biology and environmental studies faculty and students will help guide and inform small groups about the many aspects of the prairie. They will share an introduction to the prairie, discuss recent management practices, and explain what people can expect to see in the future. Participants will each receive a brochure with photos identifying the plants in bloom.

People who have attended a walk earlier this summer will see how the prairie’s landscape changes as new species of wildflowers and grasses emerge. June, July, and August Prairie Walks were also held, with about 30 people of all ages attending each.

Restoration projects like Dordt’s prairie help to preserve unique species of wildflowers and grasses; provide habitat for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife; and offer residents the opportunity to learn and appreciate this beautiful part of God’s creation.

Participants should meet by the bird/wildlife sign at the northeast corner of the Dordt College soccer field. Parking is available east and south of Covenant Hall on the east end of Dordt’s campus.

The Prairie Walks are co-sponsored by Dordt College and the Sioux Center Public Library.

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