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.
- Jun 03 • Field Trip to see the Waxleaf Penstemon in Northwest South Dakota
- A one-day field trip into Custer National Forest, where we hope to see the sky-blue Waxleaf Penstemon in bloom, among other spring wildflowers of the Plains. Watch this space for further information as we firm up the details.
Rendezvous at the Forest Service office in Camp Crook at 9:00 am on Saturday June 3, 2023. We will arrange our car-pools for our daylong car caravan to various stops west of Camp Crook. If we have time, there are additional sites to the east, north and south of Camp Crook.
Bring plenty of water, your lunch and snacks, sun protection, your camera and bird books. We will supply copies of the current full plant list for the Forest.
Camping is available in either Buffalo or Camp Crook. Contact us for more info on lodging, food, etc.
Sorry, no dogs are allowed on any of our field trips.
RSVP highly appreciated, but not required.
- Jun 16-17 • Open House: Log Cabin Visitor Center at the Great Plains Botanic Garden
- Friday & Saturday - June 16 & 17, 9:am–4:pm
Open House at the Great Plains Botanic Garden, a short distance east of Hwy 79 five miles south of Hermosa SD. The physical address is 14229 Windbreak Road, Hermosa, SD.
Come see our Penstemon Display, the new Cactus Garden, the Grass Section being installed and stroll through more of the grounds on our Trail of Two Hills.
The bookstore/giftshop in the Log Cabin Visitor Center will be open and offering free coffee and snacks.
Bring your friends, but not your pets. Sorry, no pets are allowed at the Botanic Garden. Bring your camera, sunscreen, hat and so on.