Spring KOS Meeting
May 6-8, 2011
Elkhart, Kansas

Hit the Sante Fe Trail to Elkhart for the KOS spring meeting May 6-8 in extreme southwest Kansas. Shortgrass and sandsage prairies are host to southwestern bird species such as Lesser Prairie-Chicken, Scaled Quail, Rock Wren, Sage Thrasher, Canyon Towhee and Cassin's Sparrow. Registration for the event costs $5.00.  Deadline for registration is April 1st!  Reservations received after that time can not be guaranteed group meal reservations.

Field trips

Cimarron National Grassland, which covers 110,000 acres in Morton and Stevens counties, will be the site of one or more field trips. View a map and driving tour: http://tinyurl.com/4rgmh3f.


•El Rancho Motel, (620) 697-2117, 604 Highway 56. Twenty rooms will be held until April 1. When making a reservation, tell them you are with KOS. Rooms rent for $58-74 per night. http://www.elranchomotel.biz.

•Cimarron Bed & Breakfast, (580) 696-4672, 3.5 miles west of Elkhart on State Line Road. http://www.cimarronbedandbreakfast.com

•Camping is available at Cimarron National Grassland, (620) 697-4621. Camping fees are required. http://tinyurl.com/4b3ercy

Meals and general itinerary

•Friday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. Evening gathering at Big C’s Café, 969 Highway 56. Catch up with friends and make new ones while enjoying finger foods.

•Saturday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. Buffet dinner at Jim-N-I’s, next to the El Rancho Motel. The cost is $11.00 each.

•Sunday, May 8, 12:30 p.m. Compilation with Subway boxed lunches at the campground on K-27. The cost is $6.00 each.

Participants will need to bring their own lunch for field trips on Saturday. Each person is also responsible for his or her own snacks and water.

Keep checking back for more information!

Registration Form (PDF)
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