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Wildflower, edible plant tour planned

Staff writer

Flint Hills Counterpoint, a nonprofit group that encourages people to get out and explore Marion County, will sponsor an edible plant and wildlflower bus tour next week.

Sign-in for the $25 tour will be 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Sept. 10 at Historic Peabody City Park.

Buses will leave from there at 10 a.m. and return at 1 p.m.

The tour will feature presentations by Aubrey Streit Krug and David Van Tassel of the Land Institute in Salina and Marion County resident Marilyn Jones.

The tour will stop at Watchorn Corner, Indian Guide Terrace, and Jones’ homestead. Participants will learn about plants of Marion County and taste samples of edible plants. Streit Krug will read poetry, and Susan Mayo and Elizabeth Wallace will play music.

The tour will involve walking, and organizers suggest people wear walking shoes and bring hats.

Registrations are being accepted at

Last modified Sept. 1, 2022