June: around the solstice.

becky's cicada

Fire and Insects at Waubonsie State Park

Exploring the Response of Insects and Vegetation to Prescribed Fire in Prairies and Oak Ecosystems of the Southern Loess Hills

Wednesday, June 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This workshop is free. To help us keep the group size manageable, pre-registration is required. Please fill out and submit our short online registration form on the TPOS website. This field session is organized by the Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium and The Naturalist School. For more information, contact Jack Phillips at thenaturalistschool@gmail.com.



Waking the Wild: a mindfulness retreat.

Waking the Wild will be a quiet day of mindful exercises, light yoga, wild poetry, ephemeral art and deep ecology. We will meet rain or shine as we have the lodge reserved and there we can escape bugs and rain as needed. Our teachers for the day will be Jeremy Buethe, Chelsea Balzer, Joelle Sanfort and Jack Phillips.

Sunday, June 23rd, at Waubonsie State Park. Registration deadline: June 20th. This will be an indoor/outdoor retreat to include rugged hiking as weather and insects allow. Enrollment will be limited, $25 donation requested. To register and for more information and agenda for the day, contact Jack Phillips at thenaturalistschool@gmail.com.

*Photo credits: Robert Smith (top) and Troy Soderberg.