Walk and Talk: Lessons in Nature Provided by Local Experts

Birds of the Night: An Evening Birding Walk

CANCELLED - due to unforeseen circumstances, this program has been cancelled.  Look for a similar program in Spring 2018.

Sept. 23, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm

Join us on a two hour "walk and talk" to learn about the birds that thrive on twilight right here in the Flint Hills. Meet at Wildcat Park, with local bird expert with Chuck Otte, K-State Research and Extension, Geary County Extension Agent . We will be looking for nightjars and owls.

About Chuck Otte:

Chuck grew up on a family farm in northwestern York County, Nebraska. He was active in high school and 4-H activities. Chuck attended and received 2 degrees from the University of Nebraska: a B.S. in Agronomy (CropProduction) in 1979, and an M.S. in Agronomy (Plant Breeding and Genetics) in 1981. He was active in the Agronomy Club and Collegiate 4-H Club.

Chuck has been employed by the Geary County Extension Office/K-State Research and Extension since January 1982. He is responsible for programming and educational efforts in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, and natural resource management including wildlife damage control. He routinely serves on area and state committees for the Extension Service. Chuck served as President of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, in 2007. Chuck is past-president of the Kansas Extension Agents Association and the Kansas Association of County Agricultural Agents. He is past president of the Alpha Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, an honorary extension professional´s organization. In 2000 he received the County Meritorious Service Award from Epsilon Sigma Phi. In 2001 Chuck received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

An avid birder and naturalist since early boyhood, Chuck spends considerable time in activities and with organizations that foster support, outreach, and knowledge of the natural world.

FHDC Members: $3 | Nonmembers: $4

Preregister online here or call the Flint Hills Discovery Center at 785.587.2726.