Lauritzen Gardens Summer Solstice Lecture by James H. Locklear

Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108

Jim Locklear, founding director of conservation at Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens, will be presenting a lecture on his new book, In the Country of the Kaw, at the garden on Thursday, June 20, 7-9 pm.

Locklear’s book is a personal exploration of the realm of the Kaw or Kansas River, which gathers its waters from the plains of Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska and joins the Missouri River in Kansas City. The book profiles the region’s prairies, woodlands, and wildlife and presents stories of human interaction with the natural landscape. Reviewer Rex Buchanan calls In the Country of the Kaw “a singular and significant addition to the literature of the Great Plains.”

Pre-registration is required. A book signing and dessert reception will follow the lecture. Lauritzen members $10; non-members $15. For more information visit or call (402) 346-4002. Ext. 212.