FIELD DAYS IN 2018


 

USING & ESTABLISHING NATIVES WORKSHOP

June 9, 2018 9 a.m.
Learn about the uses of native plants and how to establish them.

Choose from tours on:
Tours will end around 1 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A session with our knowledgeable staff; bring a sack lunch to eat during this time if you wish (we'll provide drinks).
Then, if you want to make a full day of it, join us for a hayride through the wildflower fields and some restored savannas after lunch. It will end around 4 p.m.

Please RSVP so we know how much trailer space is needed.

DIVERSITY & WARM SEASON GRASS PASTURE WALK

June 22, 2018 2p.m. - 7p.m.
Join us for a pasture walk (honestly it is more of a pasture hayride than a walk) at the Hamilton Ranch. We'll see a diverse native grassland planted for grazing and talk about the many benefits of plant diversity for the rancher, livestock, wildlife, and soil health. We'll also see warm season grasses, and there will be plenty of discussion about establishment and management.

Supper will be provided, so please RSVP so we know how much food to prepare.

DIVERSE NATIVE GRASSLAND - CONTINUING EDUCATION

June 28, 2018 9a.m. - 4p.m.
This is an opportunity for folks who have experience or knowledge about grazing diverse native grasslands to expand their knowledge. The theme this year will be diverse native grasslands and fire. Speakers will cover topics ranging from the historical incidence of fire on native grasslands, fire’s impact on soil health, the seasonality of burns and the associated effect on plants, the influence of fire on wildlife, and how fire impacts grazing. Participants will also have the opportunity to hone their plant identification skills, see the latest developments in the Hamilton's diverse native grassland, and network with other folks.

Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP so we know how much food to prepare.