The program is the first link at the top of the page. Please note that we have 18 papers being presented this year - a very good number. As such, the Saturday morning welcome will be moved up to 8:50 a.m. so that we can start the papers at 9 a.m. sharp!
That's about the only change on the program. An informal reception with light snacks will be at the 4-H Building from 7 to 9 on Friday evening for those who have arrived. The building will be open at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning for registration. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Saturday lunch is on your own but there's no shortage of places to go to eat! The Saturday evening banquet starts at 6:30 but the building will be open the entire time from the end of the papers and KOS Business meeting until it starts. Feel free to sneak out and bird a bit (Junction City's Highland Cemetery and the famed Walla Walla Rd are both nearby), go back to your motel and relax or hang out at the building and socialize. If you have not yet made banquet reservations, it's too late. But you can still come and enjoy the awards and after dinner speaker, Dr. Alice Boyle from K-State talking about the amazing life of manakins!
Sunday morning we will meet at the Fairgrounds parking lot at 7 a.m. At this time we are planning four field trips:
Bob Kruger will be leading a group to points south on the way to the reservoirs around the town of Herington - probably the best place to work on waterbirds for your Dickinson County list.
Doris Burnett will also be heading to south Geary County with an ultimate destination of Rock Springs Ranch. Likely there'll be a stop at the Geary State Fishing Lake and perhaps some roadside stops along pastures for sparrows.
Mike Rader and Ted Cable will be taking a group to.... will I'm not really sure but I think I've heard Riley county in the discussion. Hey, with these two, who knows, but it'll be fun!
Jaye and I will be leading folks around Milford Lake including Walla Walla Road, perhaps a stop by some of the sparrow pastures west of Junction City.
Or if you want to head off on your own foray - I'll be happy to give you some suggestions!
We've got a good group that have reserved lunches for Sunday noon. We will meet back at the Milford Nature Center at noon, for sandwiches and the compilation. Directions of how to get to the Nature Center are in the program.
If you have any last minute questions, don't hesitate to drop me an email! Othewise, I'll see you this weekend!
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