Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:19:06 GMT Whooping Cranes at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/29/Whooping-Cranes-at-Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge/2911/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Witt-5241.jpg'/><br/> 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. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/29/Whooping-Cranes-at-Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge/2911/ Kansas Hunters Enjoy Variety http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/31/Kansas-Hunters-Enjoy-Variety/991/ I've never been much of a specialist. My dedication to pastimes has always been seasonal. When I was a boy playing sports, I loved to play football -- until it was basketball season. Then I loved basketball. I'm the same way with hunting and fishing. I love to fish until hunting seasons start. And even then, I have trouble being faithful. I love to hunt ducks until the deer rut starts. Then I love to bowhunt deer until the pheasant and quail seasons open. Deciding what to hunt in Kansas can make you dizzy. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/31/Kansas-Hunters-Enjoy-Variety/991/ Water, Wings, and Wonder http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Water-Wings-and-Wonder/468/ Every two years in Great Bend, migration meets attraction with fantastically fine-feathered results.We are talking about the&nbsp;Wings and Wetlands Birding Festival,&nbsp;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. Wed, 04 May 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Water-Wings-and-Wonder/468/