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Brown Bag Bunch program — ‘Insect Safari’ is July 23

July 16, 2013

The Marshall County Conservation Board invites the public to the Brown Bag Bunch program entitled "Insect Safari" to be held from 9 to 10 a.m. July 23 at the Marietta Sand Prairie, 1744 Knapp Ave. Participants will stroll through the prairie with insect sweep nets to discover prairie insects and flowers with MCCB Naturalist Diane Hall. Participants should wear long pants and shoes that cover the entire foot. The prairie is located three miles southwest of Albion. From County Road E-29 turn north at the Hartland Friends Church and proceed on Knapp Ave. for 1.25 miles.

This unique 17-acre sand prairie is home to many wildflowers, grasses and wildlife.

"The colorful wildflowers create a beautiful summer show which changes every few weeks" said Diane Hall, MCCB naturalist.

From the purple of Blazingstar to the yellow of Common Evening Primrose, participants are sure to enjoy the walk through the Marietta Sand Prairie.

This is the final program in the summer Brown Bag Bunch series. Stay tuned for the upcoming fall line up of Brown Bag Bunch programs. For more information contact the Marshall County Conservation Board at 641-752-5490.



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