KHS Field Trips2019-02-17T20:55:36+00:00

KHS Field Trips

Upcoming Field Trips:

About KHS Field Trips:

The KHS hosts two or more Field Trips each year; currently one in the Spring (April), mid-Summer (July), and late-Summer (September).

Field Trips are held at a pre-determined area and most participants camp (while others find lodging nearby and drive in for each group event).  The Field Trips typically occur from Friday evening (5pm-ish) through Sunday (at noon).

The Spring Field Trip is our best attended and having 170+ participants has become common. The group events (excursions) take place Saturday morning (9am), Saturday afternoon (1pm), and Sunday morning (9am), and consist of the group traveling to a nearby site (often private land) to search for amphibians and reptiles.

The mid-Summer Field Trip is a loosely arranged affair. A central camping spot is chosen and participants are largely on their own (or to form groups) to explore the surrounding areas. Daytime activities are often centered around water to offer respite from the Kansas summer heat and include seining, dip netting, and setting and checking turtle traps. Nighttime activities including road-cruising for reptiles or night shining with lights for amphibians.

The late-Summer Field Trip is structured much like the Spring Field but attendance is usually slightly less.

Field trips serve to broaden understanding of the distribution and abundance of various herpetofaunal species in Kansas. In addition, field trips are an enjoyable educational experience for everyone. While most specimens observed and counted during the KHS field trip will be released, selected specimens also will be collected by individuals with current Kansas Scientific Collecting Permits and kept for deposition in research collections at accredited institutions, where they (and their tissues) will be available for research use by any qualified investigators. Field trip participants wishing to assist in this research effort are encouraged to donate their specimens to those individuals qualified to receive them.

Field trip participants do not need to be KHS members and all interested persons are invited to attend. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the KHS Field Trip Chairperson.

Travis W. Taggart
ttaggart@fhsu.edu
785-650-2445

Past KHS Field Trips:

Year Date Location Organizer(s)
1975 3-4 May Kingman County, Kansas Janalee P. Caldwell
1976 22-23 May Labette County, Kansas Unknown
1976 21-23 Jul Barton County, Kansas Unknown
1976 24-26 Sep Elk County, Kansas Unknown
1977 13-15 May Clark County, Kansas Mary E. Dawson
1977 8-10 Jul Ottawa County, Kansas Mary E. Dawson
1978 12-14 May Grant County, Kansas Gene Trott
1978 14-16 Jul Cowley County, Kansas Gene Trott
1978 8-10 Sep Miami County, Kansas Gene Trott
1979 26-28 May Cimarron County, Oklahoma Robert F. Clarke
1979 20-22 Jul Cherokee County, Kansas Robert F. Clarke
1979 14-16 Sep Scott County, Kansas Robert F. Clarke
1980 2-4 May Sumner County, Kansas Jeffery T. Burkhart
1980 18-20 Jul Labette County, Kansas Jeffery T. Burkhart
1980 26-28 Sep Atchison County, Kansas Jeffery T. Burkhart
1981 1-3 May Clark County, Kansas Kelly J. Irwin
1981 11-13 Sep Russell County, Kansas Kelly J. Irwin
1982 14-16 May Sumner County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1982 28-31 May Atchison County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1982 17-19 Sep Butler County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1983 29 Apr – 1 May Woodson County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1983 27-29 May Meade County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1983 16-18 Sep Bourbon County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1984 18-20 May Trego County, Kansas Kelly J. Irwin
1985 17-19 May Phillips County, Kansas Kelly J. Irwin
1986 16-18 May Barton County, Kansas Kelly J. Irwin
1987 6-7 Jun Atchison County, Kansas Kelly J. Irwin
1987 25-27 Sep Barber County, Kansas Kelly J. Irwin
1988 15-17 Apr Harper County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1988 30 Sep – 2 Oct Clark County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1989 12-14 May Morris County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1990 4-6 May Hodgeman County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1991 3-5 May Geary County, Kansas Kelly J. Irwin
1991 27-29 Sep Linn County, Kansas Kelly J. Irwin
1992 5-7 Jun Sheridan County, Kansas Kelly J. Irwin and Travis W. Taggart
1992 18-20 Sep Barber County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
1993 23-25 Apr Chautauqua County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
1993 5-6 Jun Geary and Riley counties, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
1994 29 Apr – 1 May Cherokee County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
1995 28-30 Apr Osage County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1995 29 Sep – 1 Oct Ellsworth County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1996 25-27 May Cheyenne County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1996 28-29 Sep Wabaunsee County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1997 2-4 May Chase County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1997 24-26 May Comanche County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1997 26-28 Sep Linn County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1998 8-10 May Atchison County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1998 9-11 Oct Marshall County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1999 21-23 May Ellsworth County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
1999 1-3 Oct Cherokee County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
2000 28-30 Apr Butler and Greenwood counties, Kansas Larry L. Miller
2000 29 Sep – 1 Oct Labette County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
2001 4-6 May Linn County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
2001 1-3 Jun Hamilton County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
2001 5-7 Oct Elk County, Kansas Larry L. Miller
2002 31 May – 2 Jun Morton County, Kansas Mark R. Ellis
2002 27-29 Sep Washington County, Kansas Mark R. Ellis
2003 25-27 Apr Wilson County, Kansas Jay D. Kirk
2003 11-12 Oct Leavenworth County Jay D. Kirk
2004 30 Apr – 2 May Logan County, Kansas Jay D. Kirk
2004 1-3 Oct Rooks County, Kansas Mark R. Ellis and Larry L. Miller
2005 21-23 Apr Shawnee County, Kansas Mark R. Ellis and Larry L. Miller
2005 30 Sep – 2 Oct Crawford County, Kansas Mark R. Ellis and Larry L. Miller
2006 21-23 Apr Kiowa County, Kansas Mark R. Ellis and Derek Schmidt
2006 6-8 Oct Pottawatomie County, Kansas Derek Schmidt and Daniel G. Murrow
2007 27-29 Apr Seward County, Kansas Derek Schmidt and Daniel G. Murrow
2007 5-7 Oct Miami County, Kansas Derek Schmidt and Daniel G. Murrow
2008 25-27 Apr Neosho County, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow
2008 4-6 Oct Smith County, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow
2009 24-26 Apr Chase County, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow
2009 2-4 Oct Lincoln County, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow
2010 23-25 Apr Greenwood and Elk counties, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow, Dan Carpenter and Travis W. Taggart
2010 1-3 Oct Norton County, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow, Dan Carpenter and Travis W. Taggart
2011 8-10 Apr Chautauqua County, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow and Travis W. Taggart
2011 29-31 Jul Scott County, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow and Travis W. Taggart
2011 16-18 Sep Jewell County, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow and Travis W. Taggart
2012 27-29 Apr Bourbon County, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow and Travis W. Taggart
2012 20-22 Jul Meade County, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow and Travis W. Taggart
2012 7-9 Sep Atchison County, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow and Travis W. Taggart
2013 26-28 Apr Cherokee County, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow and Travis W. Taggart
2013 6-8 Jul Comanche County, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow and Travis W. Taggart
2013 6-8 Sep Butler County, Kansas Daniel G. Murrow and Travis W. Taggart
2014 18-20 Apr Barber County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2014 25-27 Jul Morton County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2014 26-28 Sep Woodson County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2015 24-26 Apr Russell County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2015 17-19 Jul Harvey County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2015 2-4 Oct Washington County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2016 29 Apr – 1 May Clark County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2016 29-31 July Chautauqua County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2016 9-11 September Barber County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2017 21-23 April Elk County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2017 21-23 July Ellis and Russell counties, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2017 29-30 September Ellsworth County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2018 9-11 April Morris County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2018 20-22 July Cherokee County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2018 5-7 October Trego County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2019 26-28 April Chase County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2019 26-28 July Hamilton County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart
2019 13-15 September Meade County, Kansas Travis W. Taggart