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Local Species of Conservation Concern

Endangered Species Day is observed annually across the planet on the third Friday in May. The day serves to recognize the Endangered Species Act, one of the most far-reaching conservation laws in the United States and beyond, and all the organisms that it supports. The Endangered Species Act, a federal…
May 15, 2024
Climate ChangeLearnWildLands

Why Wild Works

Weirder temperatures, fluctuating precipitation, and loss of suitable habitat are often associated with climate change – these things seem so out of reach and can leave us wondering what the next best steps could possibly be. After all, individuals can only make so much impact, right? Nature and other natural…
March 26, 2024
Greener LivingLearnWildLands

Garden Planning in Winter

I hear a lot during wintertime about excitement for vegetable seed catalogs coming in the mail. Did you know winter is a good time to start planning for a native plant garden as well? Whether you plan on growing from seeds or buying plants in the spring, adding a new…
February 1, 2024

Spotlight on: Native Sunflowers

By Ginger Werp. Ginger is a KC WildLands Program Coordinator In a few weeks people from all over will be flocking to sunflower fields in both Missouri and Kansas, aka The Sunflower State. These fields are planted with monocultures of annual sunflowers that provide fun outings, beautiful photo backdrops, and…
September 6, 2023

Tips for Spring Hiking on the Wild Lands

Spring Has Sprung! The sun is shining, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and trails are calling your name. Spring is a great time to Hike a WildLand and see some of the best remnant spaces the Kansas City area has to offer. Before the trees have fully leafed out…
August 19, 2023