Kansas May 28, 2018
This Easy Wildflower Hike In Kansas Will Transport You Into A Sea Of Color
Kansas is full of prairie, and those prairies are positively full of wildflowers. Every where you turn, a flower blooms. This easy wildflower hike in Kansas is the perfect thing to do if you’d like to get out there and hike through a sea of native Kansas wildflowers. If you’ve got nothing planned for June 2nd, 2018, you should definitely head to the Lawrence/Eudora area for a hike full of little surprises.
Every year, the Kansas Land Trust leads wildflower hikes through the Akin Prairie.
This guided walk through the prairie highlights the types of grasses and flowers found natively in Kansas, as well as information about the plants themselves.
All 16 acres of Akin Prairie are protected by the Kansas Land Trust, who were given the property by Dorothy Akin's family upon her passing in 1994.
The spirit of her love of wildflowers has only spread farther through the years, attracting plenty of people who wish to visit the wildflowers and the bit of land she loved the most.
Of course, Kansas has plenty of pests that come with tall grasses, so make sure you wear appropriate attire.
That means you should wear your hiking shoes, long pants, and plenty of insect repellent. Along with that, sunscreen and water are also a must. It's already pretty hot this year!
There's something so amazing about spending a day out in nature.
After all, most people don't get the chance to have their own garden, much less explore the prairie. Maybe it's time we get outside and see what we've been missing.
This year, the Wildflower Walk starts at 10 a.m. on June 2nd, and is free to attend.
It's just two miles east of Lawrence on K-10. Take the East 1900 Rd. exit and go south to North 1150 Rd. Travel west on North 1150 about half a mile. Signs will guide the way from K-10. The address itself is 1824-1850 N 1150 Rd., Eudora, KS. Enjoy!
When's the last time you explored the prairie just for flowers?
Flowers in yellows, purples, pinks, and white adorn the prairie with their petals. Can you name them all?
For more information about the hike, check
their website or the Facebook event page for the hike.