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Lovebirds: Prairie Chicken Courtship

If you have the chance to spend an early spring day in the native tallgrass prairies of Kansas, you may hear the low booming sounds of a male greater prairie chicken attempting to attract a hen. Birdwatchers and hunters both flock to Kansas in search of these gorgeous birds, known for their peculiar breeding behavior.

Posted on April 9, 2013 2:27PM by Jimmy Sevcik

Joyful Noise in the Flint Hills

The magical moment at Joyful Noise Camp came when my son sat jamming with two cellists and a bass player using an instrument made in craft class. He had the beat. ...

Posted on October 9, 2012 4:05PM by Karen Ridder

Day out on the Konza Prairie

Plan on a walk or ride through the prairie. See the native Tallgrass. Watch the buffalo roam. But make sure you don’t miss this month’s FREE Konza Prairie Open House.

It only ...

Posted on September 4, 2012 11:12AM by Becky Blake

A Bucket List of Golf Courses in Kansas

A novice golfer, I decided to create a bucket list of some of the best public golf courses in Kansas. I questioned two of my avid golf friends who regularly travel distances in search of a ...

Posted on August 2, 2012 3:12PM by Cecilia Harris

Gravel Rocks! – The Dirty Kanza 200

The Dirty Kanza 200 is a mighty event in the heart of the Flint Hills. Dubbed North America’s Premier Annual Ultra Distance Gravel Race the cycling event may seem like an anomaly to many, but to the good people of Emporia and those in the racing community, the DK200 is a powerhouse that tests the endurance of racers from all over the world.

Posted on June 28, 2012 10:11AM by Katy Ibsen

Sugar and Spice? You Better Think Twice: Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Weekend

Following the Flint Hills Scenic Byway on my drive to Rock Springs 4-H Camp, I found myself growing more excited with every passing mile. The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman KANSAS workshop (BOW) was something I had looked forward to for weeks. I planned, packed, settled my husband and kids, and after much anticipation, finally rounded the corner and got my first glimpse of my home for the weekend, Hansen Cabin.

The parking lot was a hive of activity as women from all over the state began to arrive. When I found my room and bunk, I was surprised to discover a BOW backpack filled with a few goodies and supplies for the weekend. I got settled a bit, grabbed my new backpack and map and headed out on my way to introductions and lunch. Walking the path away from the cabin, Rock Springs immediately drew me in. The walkways are relaxing and shaded, meandering through many beautiful, mature trees, over quaint bridges, and around stone seating areas.

Posted on June 18, 2012 9:28AM by Sara Brown

On horseback at Ride The Flint Hills

When people ask me what I did this summer I am going to tell them, “I vacationed in Beaumont, Kansas.” That’s right! It’s truly an oasis of the Flint Hills—if that’s even possible considering the ...

Posted on May 24, 2012 2:02PM by Katy Ibsen


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