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Posted on: September 12, 2018


Manhattan, Kan. – The Flint Hills Discovery Center (FHDC) will host two Walk & Talk programs that offer nature lessons taught by local experts this fall. 

“Fall Bird Migration” on Saturday, October 6 from 8:00 – 10:00AM at River Pond Beach at Tuttle Creek State Park will be led by David A. Rintoul, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of the Biology Department at KSU. He will guide guests in locating and identifying the feathered friends that may be spotted in the Flint Hills region this fall and winter. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring their own binoculars.  The event will be held rain or shine unless deemed unsafe. All bird enthusiasts – beginners to experts and all ages are welcome!

“Fall Fungus” is scheduled on Saturday, October 27 from 1:00PM – 3:00 PM at the Blue River boat ramp along Hwy 24. Lyndzee Rhine, Naturalist at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, Kan., will guide guests in search of the weird and wonderful forest life that is often overlooked. She will provide a basic introduction to the fascinating examples of fungi in the Flint Hills. Guests are encouraged to wear long sleeves, pants, tall socks and comfortable walking shows.

Pre-registration is required for both programs.  Programs are $3 for FHDC members and $4 for non-members.

To learn more about the Walk & Talk programs at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, visit, call 785-587-2726 or visit 315 S. 3rd St. in Manhattan.

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