The Baker Wetlands is one of the most diverse habitats in Douglas County, home to many birds, flowers, plants and insects.
Much of the area is restored to open wet meadow dominated by eastern cordgrass.
Mink Creek drains the Wetlands to the Wakarusa River.
Sunset on the lake, looking through eastern cordgrass.
American lotus was used extensively for food by Native Americans.
Bur marigold (Bidens aritosa) is the favorite food of monarch butterflies when the migrate in the fall.
The stately great blue heron is found hunting on many of the water bodies.
Widow skimmer is a common dragonfly of the Wetlands.
Fire is a major management tool used to keep out woody vegetation.
- Roger Boyd
- Director of Natural Areas and Emeritus Professor of Biology
- 1365 N. 1250 Road
- Lawrence, KS 66046
- Jonathan J. Boyd
- Refuge Manager of the Baker Wetlands Complex