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Field Trips and Events

Oklahoma schedules field trips at its preserves in both spring and fall.


Events at Oklahoma's preserves include bird and butterfly counts, volunteer work days, and field trips in both spring and fall. Other volunteer opportunities are the Tallgrass Docent Program and The Nature Conservancy Volunteers & Professionals.

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Ongoing Special Events


  • John Joseph Mathews Cabin Clean-Up at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

    Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
    April 18, 2015

    Once again it is time for some outdoor spring cleaning at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve.  You are invited to take in some warm breezes and spring wildflowers while beautifying the prairie landscape. Please assemble at 10am at the ranch gate 100 yards ... Learn more


  • Blacklight Night Hike with Scorpions

    Pontotoc Ridge Preserve
    June 13, 2015

    Dr. Doug Gaffin and Dr. Marielle Hoffenagle: Nighttime is the right time for scorpions. Learn about the special sensory abilities of scorpions, then take a blacklight walk in the preserve to watch these secretive animals in action. Bring suitable hiking gear, camera,... Learn more


  • Hike to Old Cabin of John Joseph Mathews

    Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
    May 09, 2015

    Join us for a hike to the old cabin of famed Osage author, John Joseph Mathews. Mr. Mathews did most of his writing in his cabin which he called "The Blackjacks". Plan to meet at 9:45 a.m. at the parking area at the south entrance of the Tall... Learn more


  • Birding Hike

    Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
    May 09, 2015

    The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve offers some excellent bird watching opportunities due to the variety of natural habitats. The hike will be led by an experienced and knowledgeable birding guide and will be approximately 2 miles in length. It will be a great opport... Learn more


  • Big Ridge Trail

    Four Canyon Preserve
    May 02, 2015

    Four Canyon Preserve encompasses 4,000 acres of mixed-grass prairie, rugged canyons, and floodplain along the Canadian River in southern Ellis County. Scenic prairie ridges traverse the landscape, dissected by deep chinquapin oak-lined canyons draining to the river. ... Learn more


  • Cedar Hollow Wilderness Hike

    J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve
    April 25, 2015

    Join us for a 5-mile hike through Cedar Hollow Forests and Woodlands. Participants will meet at Bathtub Rocks for an extended hike through some of the most remote and pristine areas of the Nickel Preserve. The hike will begin at Cedar Creek, follow the creek bottom f... Learn more


  • Freshwater Mussel Diversity in Oklahoma

    Pontotoc Ridge Preserve
    April 11, 2015

    Join us as Dr. Caryn Vaughn presents on freshwater mussel diversity in Oklahoma, why it is important and what are the threats to this critical part of our environment. We will start with a discussion at the Pontotoc Ridge Preserve Headquarters and then travel to the ... Learn more


  • Butterfly Count

    J.T. Nickel Preserve
    July 14, 2015

    Mark your calendar for July 14th to visit J.T. Nickel Preserve and help count butterflies! Bring suitable hiking gear, camera, binoculars, sunscreen and insect repellant. More details coming soon. Learn more


  • Butterfly Count

    Pontotoc Ridge Preserve
    June 20, 2015

    Mark your calendar for June 20th to visit Pontotoc Ridge Preserve and help count butterflies! Bring suitable hiking gear, camera, binoculars, sunscreen and insect repellant. More details coming soon. Learn more


  • Butterfly Count

    Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
    June 13, 2015

    Mark your calendar for June 13th to visit Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and help count butterflies! Bring suitable hiking gear, camera, binoculars, sunscreen and insect repellant. More details coming soon. Learn more


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