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Beth Burkhart, GPNPS Field Trip Coordinator, lists these field trips for Society members and guests.

To receive notification of further details (departure time & place, etc.) you must sign up by contacting us at 605-673-3159 or GPNPS Fieldtrips, PO Box 321, Hermosa, SD 57744 USA. Only those on the list will receive the detail mailing, so sign up if there is any slight chance you will be interested in attending.

May 19   •   Spring plants at Limestone Butte, Buffalo Gap National Grassland
Visit Limestone Butte east of Oelrichs, South Dakota to find Barr's milkvetch (_Astragalus barrii_) in bloom as well as other spring gems of the mixed grass prairie. Claude Barr first spotted this milkvetch which was previously unknown to science. It is considered a regional endemic plant species since it is only known from four states in North America (SD, ND, NE and MT).

We will enjoy an easy hike on gentle terrain in the Buffalo Gap National Grassland.

Meet at 10 am at the Maverick Junction gas station (about 5 miles south of Hot Springs) and car caravan to Limestone Butte from there. Or meet us at 11am at Limestone Butte if you know how to get there! We expect to return to Maverick Junction about 3 pm.

Bring water, sun protection (hat, sunblock, etc.), lunch, good walking shoes, and dress in layers appropriate for variable spring weather.

Sorry, no dogs on any of our field trips.

RSVP by May 17 to Beth Burkhart at
  • RSVP by May 17
  • Trip leader: Beth Burkhart
  • 605-673-3159
Jun 09   •   Open House at the Log Cabin Visitor Center of the Great Plains Garden
Saturday, June 9 from 9 am to 4 pm. Come whenever you like and stay as long as you like!
  • Trip leader: Cindy Reed
  • 605-745-3397

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