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Whooping Cranes at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

Catching a glimpse of any wildlife is always an exciting experience, but to see rare species in a natural habitat is a rare and treasured opportunity. In this delicate shift from fall to winter, the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge welcomes winged visitors who are in the midst of their migration. One such bird is the whooping crane.

Posted on November 29, 2012 11:05AM by Katy Ibsen

Going Down: A Trip Underground in Ellinwood

An entire town – underground. That’s the bygone era you can experience at the Ellinwood tunnels. In the late 1800s, practical concerns sent many businesses into the basements of their main-street counterparts. These "underground" businesses were connected by a series of boardwalks and tunnels creating a separate underground town. The set-up also helped early settlers survive rough Kansas winters and tornado season.

Posted on September 25, 2012 5:13PM by Karen Ridder

A Trip to the Wild West

A Faces & Places Roadie Blog

Despite living in Kansas all my life, I haven’t traveled to many cities in the West so I didn’t exactly know what I was in for on my Faces & Places Tour trip to Garden City and the Beef Empire Days Rodeo.My friend Jessica and I planned ahead by looking through our Kansas Visitors Guide. We wanted to enjoy everything about southwestern Kansas. We started with a pit stop in Great Bend for a tasty meal at Diane’s Diner and a little shopping downtown. On the road again, we enjoyed our view of beautiful wheat fields being harvested.

Posted on June 13, 2012 1:34PM by Lindsey, Faces & Places Tour Roadie

Bald Eagle viewing in Kansas

As far as my bird watching experience goes, the most memorable experience I’ve had is being up close and personal with a falcon while visiting the United States Air Force Academy. Then, while aiding ...

Posted on January 31, 2012 5:21PM by Katy Ibsen

Water, Wings, and Wonder

Every two years in Great Bend, migration meets attraction with fantastically fine-feathered results.We are talking about the Wings and Wetlands Birding Festival, which was held April 29-May 1 and featured guided birding tours of Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. The weekend brings to Kansas nearly 200 birdwatchers from across the country, all in passionate pursuit of rare and unusual bird sightings.

Posted on May 4, 2011 10:24AM by Dennis Toll


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