The Konza Prairie is an 8,600 acre preserve of the largest remaining unplowed, native tallgrass prairie in North America in the Flint Hills of Kansas.  It is home to a variety of species including more than 500 plants, 30 mammals, 200 birds, 30 reptiles and amphibians, and 20 types of fish.  A herd of bison […]

With two times more cows than people, it is easy to find a pasture full of cows in Kansas, whether you speed through the state on I-70 or take the more scenic backroads. On Today’s Date in the Past: One Thing, Three Ways:  Pink Tulip Sure, I’ll Take Two! Turtle in a Cobra Pose Fountains […]

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Salina, Kansas, about two and a half hours west of Kansas City.  After about an hour on the fast, but boring, I-70, I exited onto the 56 mile long Native Stone Scenic  Byway through Shawnee and Wabaunsee Counties.  This “One Thing, Three Ways” post is of the native […]

We joke that if you don’t like the weather in Kansas, you just need to wait five minutes, because it will change.  That’s especially true in spring.  While it can be frustrating to experience snow, rain, and 70F temperatures in one day — especially because extreme temperature changes egg on tornadoes — it does bring […]

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Salina, Kansas, about two and a half hours west of Kansas City.  After about an hour on the fast, but boring, I-70, I exited onto the 56 mile long Native Stone Scenic  Byway through Shawnee and Wabaunsee Counties.  This “One Thing, Three Ways” post is of an old, […]