Learn more about nature with the Sperry-Galligar Audubon Society. Join us for a free presentation at 7 pm, with refreshments. The public is welcome.
Ed Miller, non-game biologist for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, will talk about the results of the excavation of the Verdigris River. The excavation unearthed a pre-historic freshwater mussel shell midden and other artifacts used from the late-archaic to the early woodland period (4000-1000 years ago).
Over 900 mussel valves were identified from the midden. Four species now considered to be extirpated were found. It's thought that the location was a pre-historic cooking site.