Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - wildlife Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:55:37 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/ Hidden Treasures Along Wilson Lake Backroads http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/1/Hidden-Treasures-Along-Wilson-Lake-Backroads/2125/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/7314332028_6743a39612_q.jpg'/><br/> One of our favorite areas of the state is Wilson Lake in north central Kansas. The lake and surrounding area are some of the most scenic places in Kansas. Everything changes with the seasons and ... Fri, 01 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/1/Hidden-Treasures-Along-Wilson-Lake-Backroads/2125/ It IS an adventure: Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/21/It-IS-an-adventure-Rolling-Hills-Wildlife-Adventure/1124/ Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, west of Salina, is a unique combination of zoo and museum that gives you an up close and personal look at rare and endangered species. The facility started with one man’s mission to house unusual animals and provide education to the local community. It has grown to a large wildlife “experience” with conservation programs and a menagerie of animals you probably won’t see in most local zoos. It is a great day-trip, or if you are just passing through Kansas on I-70, it is close enough to the highway to make an easy detour if you have a few hours to spare. Wed, 21 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/21/It-IS-an-adventure-Rolling-Hills-Wildlife-Adventure/1124/