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Jan 31

Eastern Red Cedar

Posted to Ernie Miller Nature Center: Tracks Newsletter by Bryan Thompson

In the winter the Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) is more easily seen. This evergreen is common through out our state. Many people see this tree as a weedy plant that invades the prairie, shading out grasses and flowers below. This tree is not a cedar nor is it red, at least not on the outside.

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Sep 19

JCPRD offers 11 Halloween programs and events during October

Posted to Explore JCPRD by Becky Burnside

A new Trunk or Treat at the Creek event for all ages at the Mill Creek Activity Center is one of the newest of 11 Halloween-related special events and programs being offered by JCPRD this year.

Also new this year are a Preschool Pumpkin Party and a Gymnastics Clinic. Other Halloween programs include a Little Critter’s Day Out session, an Animal Tales installment, a Parents’ Night Out, and several longtime favorite special events.

While many of the programs on this list are for youth, some are for families and/or all ages. Most of them are popular, and many require advance registration.

Thursday, Oct. 3

Saturday, Oct. 5

  • Whimsical Woods, Ernie Miller Nature Center (Ages 11 & under: children must be accompanied by an adult)

Friday, Oct. 11


Wednesday, Oct. 16


Friday, Oct. 18


Saturday, Oct. 19

  • Haunted Kansas, Ernie Miller Nature Center (Ages 8 & Older and must be accompanied by Parent/Guardian or one adult chaperone per group of 5) - Click "Halloween" on the registration page.

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Wednesday, Oct. 30


Thursday, Oct. 31

  • Pumpkin Party, Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse (Ages 3-5 with an adult)

Mar 22

Test Post 3: Cooking with Jeff

Posted to Welcome to the Test Blog by Bryan Thompson


I gave it a cold? I gave it a virus. A computer virus. You know what? It is beets. I've crashed into a beet truck. They're using our own satellites against us. And the clock is ticking. I gave it a cold? I gave it a virus. A computer virus. Hey, take a look at the earthlings. Goodbye!

Hey, take a look at the earthlings. Goodbye! We gotta burn the rain forest, dump toxic waste, pollute the air, and rip up the OZONE! 'Cause maybe if we screw up this planet enough, they won't want it anymore! Eventually, you do plan to have dinosaurs on your dinosaur tour, right?

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