23rd Annual ‘Walk With Wildlife’ is June 9

Interested in getting an up-close, personal look at all kinds of Kansas wildlife? Want to hold a live snake? Do you want to discover the differences between hawks and owls?

Anyone interested in learning more about wildlife is welcome at the 23rd Annual Walk with Wildlife at the Great Plains Nature Center (GNPC), 29th and Woodlawn in Wichita. The event will be held Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sponsored by Spirit AeroSystems, the event will provide unique opportunities for visitors to see and learn about dozens of species of Kansas wildlife. More than 50 different kinds of native Kansas animals will be on display around the Chisholm Creek Park Nature Trail. Volunteers will be on hand to lead informative discussions about the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects exhibited at each station.

Visitors can also view the interactive displays and dioramas in the GPNC’s Koch Habitat Hall or watch a fascinating video in the Coleman Auditorium. The Owl’s Nest Gift Shop is also a destination for those interested in a wide selection of nature-related merchandise.

Walk With Wildlife is a great activity for scouts, school groups, photographers, and people of all ages. The trail is handicapped-accessible and strollers are permitted. Food concessions will be available. Admission to the event is $2 per person. For more information, contact the GPNC at 316-683-5499, or visit their website.