Flint Hills Wildflowers and Woods
Look carefully, walk quietly…
You’ll encounter a wide diversity of natural environments at Pioneer Bluffs from rock-bottom waterscapes and grasslands to deep woods. Look carefully, walk quietly. What discoveries are you making on your visit?
In addition to the wonders there are some hazards. Poison ivy is common along the edge of the woods and trail. Also, ticks are a problem in the woods and brush. If you stay on the mowed trails you should be fine, though you’re welcome to wander where you please.
Our goal is to extend the walking trail into the woods to the north of Crocker Creek. Expect this to be ready by the Spring of 2021.
You may see large, noisy carpenter bees. They are quite docile so, unless you have a wooden leg, they will take little interest in you. The male bees do not have stingers. Females do, and may sting if provoked. I haven’t heard of that happening here, but it’s best to give them some space. The females can be distinguished by their pure black heads.