University of Kansas Field Station


Leadplant. Photo: Phyllis Scherich, KNPS

Tour of Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden - Sept. 22

September 10, 2012

Join faculty, staff and students of the Native Medicinal Plant Research Program for an informal fall garden tour on September 22 from 10 a.m-noon. The tour will include all areas of the garden, including research plantings, demonstration/show garden, natural dye garden, and the KU Student Farm. The event is free and open to the public.
Photo: Brad Williamson

Workshop on outdoor education for secondary teachers held at Field Station

September 7, 2012 in Education, Workshops

A workshop on “Outdoor education for secondary teachers” was held at the KU Field Station on June 9-10. The event, sponsored by the KU Center for Science Education, was attended by eight high school teachers as well as interested people from the KU and Lawrence community. Helen Alexander, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Brad Williamson, Center for Science Education, organized the workshop.

Students learn about Kansas plants at KU Field Station this summer

July 24, 2012 in Education, Native plants, Prairie

In June, 13 students met at the Armitage Education Center to learn the basics of plant identification in the first in a new series of summer short courses offered at the KU Field Station. "Introduction to Field Botany" was taught by Caleb Morse, Collections Manager for the Bridwell Botany Research Lab at KU's Biodiversity Institute.

KU Field Station hosts 2 special events over the weekend

June 17, 2012 in Education, Native plants, Prairie, Special events

On Saturday, June 16, the KU Field Station hosted two special events at two locations in eastern Kansas, The Anderson County Prairie Preserve and the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden. In total, these events attracted more than 100 participants eager to learn about Kansas' native tallgrass prairie ecosystem.
Photo: Mike Boone;

Hackberry butterflies at KU Field Station in the news

June 4, 2012

An unusually large number of Hackberry Emperor butterflies has been attracting attention at the KU Field Station this summer. The Lawrence Journal-World has been reporting on this phenomenon as it unfolds.

Eight students receive awards from the KU Field Station small grants program to support research at the field station

May 17, 2012 in Funding, Graduate Student Opportunity, Research

Eight students receive awards from the KU Field Station small grants program to support research at the field station this summer.
Janet and Stan Roth

LJW highlights new trailhead structure at KUFS

May 10, 2012

A story in the Lawrence Journal World reports on the new trailhead structure at the KU Field Station being built in honor of Lawrence biology teachers Janet and Stan Roth. The structure has been designed and constructed by students from KU's School of Architecture. Read story here.

Sericea lespedeza.

KU Field Station Hosts Sericea Control Workshop

August 2, 2011 in Agriculture, Grasslands, Native plants, Prairie, Workshops

The KU Field Station, in conjunction with K-State Research and Extension, is hosting a workshop on the biology and control of Sericea Lespedeza on Thursday, September 1, 2011, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Armitage Education Center, 350 Wild Horse Road, Lawrence. (Map and directions are available here )

Sericea Lespedeza is an exotic, invasive perennial plant that is spreading rapidly and doing damage in northeast Kansas. It threatens the tallgrass prairie ecosystem in many ways including potential impacts on livestock grazing and haying, water quality, wildlife habitat and native plant diversity, and economic stability.

Dr. Walter Fick, Associate Professor ...

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Lisa Tiemann's Field Station Work Published

February 8, 2011 in KUERG, Publications, Research

Part of Lisa Tiemann's work at the KU Field Station has been published in Ecosystems. You can see the citation and obtain a pdf at the Billings lab website (

Echinacea angustifolia; more wild echinacea has been harvested in Kansas than in any other state.

Rockefeller Prairie featured in KU Giving

August 31, 2010 in Prairie, Publications, Research

The Rockefeller Prairie, a 10-acre remnant of original prairie north of Lawrence at the University of Kansas Field Station, was featured in an article on prescribed burning in the Summer 2010 issue of KU Giving from the KU Endowment Association (link to article).