Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - tallgrass prairie Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:29:54 GMT Basking in the Beauty of the Flint Hills http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/11/Basking-in-the-Beauty-of-the-Flint-Hills/2281/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/FacesPlaces.jpeg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog I&rsquo;m sure you&rsquo;ve heard of the phrase &ldquo;Stop and smell the roses.&rdquo; For my latest trip on the Faces &amp; Places Tour, I did the Kansas version of that. I stopped and enjoyed the prairie. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/11/Basking-in-the-Beauty-of-the-Flint-Hills/2281/ Prairie Fire Festival Honors Dramatic Flint Hills Tradition http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Prairie-Fire-Festival-Honors-Dramatic-Flint-Hills-Tradition/330/ The Prairie Fire Festival in Cottonwood Falls celebrates the annual range-management practice of burning the tallgrass prairie to promote new growth. Indigenous Native Americans noticed that bison liked to graze on the freshly burned grasses and shared the concept with European settlers, who went on to develop exceptional cattle-grazing territory.The festival marks this Flint Hills tradition with a weeklong schedule of talks on everything from “The Kaw Dwellings in Morris County, Kan.” to “Mammals of the Tallgrass Prairie” and performances by historians and bluegrass groups. Mon, 04 Apr 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Prairie-Fire-Festival-Honors-Dramatic-Flint-Hills-Tradition/330/ Floating on a Sea of Grass http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/10/Floating-on-a-Sea-of-Grass/235/ A drive along the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway carries visitors back to a different time. Imagine being alone in the middle of a vast ocean. Only this is no ordinary sea. Instead of water, you see only fields of grass stretching to the horizon in all directions. Tall grass. With blades stretching over your head. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/10/Floating-on-a-Sea-of-Grass/235/