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Annual summer solstice tour of KU medicinal garden set for June 21

The public is invited to the summer semiannual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 7 p.m. June 21, one day after the summer solstice.

Area science teachers visit KU Field Station this week

Nine middle school science teachers from Kansas converged at the KU Field Station, just north of Lawrence, this week. They took part in the Ecosystems of Kansas Summer Institute, an immersive program that gives secondary educators the chance to work with KU scientists to explore resources and gain…

KPR podcast: A New Guide to Kansas Mushrooms

A New Guide to Kansas Mushrooms is out now from University Press of Kansas. Ben Sikes, associate scientist and associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Caleb Morse, collection manager at KU's McGregor Herbarium, worked with Sherry Kay on this new edition.

#KUFieldWorks: Surveying the Kansas ferret population to improve conservation

Each year, a team of people from various organizations gather to perform intensive nighttime surveys of a reintroduction site in western Kansas. Wendy Holman and Nathaniel Weickert took part in a recent survey.

Seven students receive Kansas Biological Survey Student Research Awards for 2024

The Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research at the University of Kansas has awarded $7,500 in funding this spring for student research to be conducted this year. Seven students will receive assistance through the research center’s 2024 Student Research Awards.

Canceled: KU Field Station marks 75th anniversary with Visitors’ Day April 27

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the University of Kansas Field Station will open its core research area from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 for its first public Visitors’ Day in more than 20 years. Members of the public will be welcomed behind the scenes to tour restricted-access research areas.

Monarch butterfly count is 2nd lowest on record: researchers

According to researchers, just nine colonies of monarchs were located this season in their winter home, covering less than one hectare of land. To help put these numbers into perspective, CBC Windsor reached out to Kristen Baum, the director of Monarch Watch, an education, conservation and research…

Monarch butterfly sightings may be fewer in the US this summer

Monarch butterfly sightings may be sparser than usual in the U.S. and Canada following a drastic drop in populations wintering in Mexico, researchers told ABC News.

Monarch butterflies just took a big hit. Midwesterners may see few of them this year

Scientists say roosting monarchs took up 2.2 acres of Mexican fir forests this winter. That's the second smallest overwintering population on the books.

The choreography connecting kelp forests to the beach

How does the synchrony of abundance across kelp forests affect beach food webs and resilience in a changing environment? A new paper by current and former Reuman Lab members & collaborators in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explores these questions.

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