KOS Spring Meeting  May 5-7, 2006

Yates Center, Woodson County


Registration Form

Schedule of events

Friday, May 5

Informal reception will be at Cross Timbers State Park (Toronto Point area) 6-9 p.m.  There will be night birding after dark.


Saturday, May 6

Field trips will be departing from the parking lot of the Townsman Motel in Yates Center beginning at 6:00 am.

Saturday trips-tentative schedule

1) Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge and John Redmond Reservoir

2) Neosho Wildlife Management Area

3) Fall River Wildlife Area & NW Wilson County

4) Woodson County State Lake & Toronto Wildlife area

5) Overflow group if needed


Evening banquet and program will be at the Bressner Building in Yates Center at 6:30 pm.   Program “Native Plants and Ancient Uses” presented by Gary Weisenberger.  The Bressner Building is located on the Woodson County Fairgrounds in Yates Center, about four blocks south of the intersection of US 75 and US 54.


Sunday, May 7

Field trips will be departing from the Townsman Motel at 6:30 am.

Sunday trips-tentative schedule

1) Woodson Co. Lake

2) Fall River Wildlife Area

3) Toronto Wildlife Area

4) Wilson County Lake and Cross Timbers

5) Overflow group if needed


Sunday compilation: Meet at the picnic pavilion at Woodson Co. State Lake at noon for a catered lunch and the trip compilation.


Registrations must be received no later than May 1, and must be accompanied by full payment for the catered meals.  Meal prices include beverages, dessert, and gratuity.

There is no registration fee for participation in the field trips.  Other than the Saturday banquet and Sunday lunch, participants are on their own for meals and snacks.

Registrations must be received no later than May 1.

Cancellations may be made with a full refund until May 1.

All participants must sign the liability release on the registration form below in order to participate in any portion of this meeting.


There are two motels in Yates
Center.  Both are located at the intersection of Highways 54 and 75.

Townsman Motel: 620—625-2131

Star Motel: 620-625-2175

There are a number of primitive and modern campgrounds available at Toronto, Fall River, and Woodson County Lake.


This is the entire list of restaurants in Yates Center:

Tip top -- a small place-few seats  Open 7 AM to 2 PM

Pizza Hut --Mon-Th  11 AM to 9 PM; Fri-Sat 11 AM to 10 PM; Sun 11 am to 9 PM

Smokey Ben's Barbecue --Thurs 11 AM to 8 PM; Fri, Sat, Sun --11 AM to 9 PM

Subway -- Mon-Sat --8  AM to 10 PM; Sun 9 AM to 9 PM

Woody's Restaurant   (only place that serves breakfast)


Please note that there is only one breakfast restaurant in Yates Center, and it may not be open early enough for our group, so plan accordingly. 


Helpful websites:

http://www.woodsoncounty.net/ - Lots of maps and general information about the area.

http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/ An in-depth discussion of the unique cross-timbers habitat.

http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/state_parks/locations  A good general site for state park information.