Walk and Talk: Lessons in Nature Provided by Local Experts

Fall Bird Migration


Program CANCELLED due to severe weather


Saturday, October 6 from 8:00 - 10:00 AM

Youth and Adult Non-members: $4
FHDC Youth and Adult Members: $3
Under 2: FREE

Discover the abundance of birds that travel through Manhattan on their fall migration. Find out which ones move along and which ones stay all winter. The birding never stops! Join David A. Rintoul, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of the Biology Division of Kansas State University who will guide you in locating and identifying some of the feathered friends you can find in the fall and winter.

Pre-registration is required by October 5 at 5:00pm.  Please register online, by calling 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

We will meet at the River Pond Beach parking lot. Participants are responsible for any state park access fees. This event will be held rain or shine, as long as the weather is deemed safe. Please wear walking shoes and sunblock. We encourage you to bring a water bottle and binoculars, but they are not required.

Fall Fungus


Saturday, October 27 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Youth and Adult Non-members: $4
FHDC Youth and Adult Members: $3
Under 2: FREE


Join us for a walk along the Blue River in Manhattan where we will find fantastic examples of Flint Hills fungi. Naturalist and fungus enthusiast Lyndzee Rhine from the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita will guide us as we search for the weird and wonderful forest life that is often overlooked.

Pre-registration is required by October 26 at 5:00pm.  Please register online, by calling 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Meet at the Blue River boat ramp located on Highway 24 in Manhattan.  This event will be held rain or shine, as long as the weather is deemed safe. Please wear walking shoes, sunblock, and a water bottle as necessary.