“Without love of the land, conservation lacks meaning and purpose, for only in a deep and inherent feeling for the land can there be dedication in preserving it”. Sigurd F. Olsen
In keeping with our original mission, Prairiewood contains nearly 400 acres of native tallgrass prairie ecology. From the majestic riparian forests lining Wildcat Creek to the wind swept grassy tops of the Flint Hills, the landscape here is unique in both its diversity and its scope. The Flint Hills region of Kansas is the largest remaining contiguous stand of what was once a vast and ancient prairie stretching from Texas to Canada. And nowhere are the Flint Hills more beautiful than right here in our own backyard. It is a very special place; one well worth preserving.
A critical part or that preservation effort is to increase access and use of the natural treasure that is all around us in this Flint Hills Region. Offering just that, Walnut Pond at Prairiewood is a secluded, landscaped pond area located in a clearing and surrounded by native tall grass prairie. Walnut trees surround much of the area, and provide shade throughout the day. Ideal for small outdoor gatherings and general recreation, it is available to all guests of Prairiewood for common use, but can be reserved exclusively as well. Ideal for picnicking and general leisure, it offers open space, trails for walking, and a small sand beach for play. And its beautifully kept grounds afford hours of group play and activities. See more details about Walnut Pond here.
Accordingly, Prairiewood has been engaged by Blue Sage Rhythms, in part to further the cause of preservation of the tallgrass prairie. Among other things, Blue Sage Rhythms provides unique educational and hospitality opportunities in furtherence of its mission. More information on Blue Sage Rhythms can be found here.