Natural Kansas on the Web!
- November 11, 2009 -
Google Map Links added
- Links to the Google Maps website have been added for
Specific site markers were added to Google Maps for sites not having a marker
- September 11, 2006 -
New web page for Cheyenne Bottoms
Cheyenne Bottoms is the largest marsh in the interior
of the United States. 45% of all shorebirds in North America stop here
on their spring migration! Click here to
learn about this site, designated as a Wetland of International Importance
by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands!
May 19, 2006 - Focus
on the Flint Hills
The Flint Hills of eastern Kansas contains the largest
expanse of tallgrass prairie remaining in the world.
Click here to begin your exploration of this
March 3, 2006 - Learn
how to start your own Nature-Based Business!
Thinking about starting a nature-based business? Two possible scenarios for a nature-based business and
a self-assessment form will help you evaluate your potential assets and tap into this tourism niche!
Click here to get started!
December 24, 2005 -
Custom Birding Lists!
Look for this
icon in the site descriptions to find custom birding lists for each
- September 15, 2005 - New
Locator Maps Added!
- Small Kansas map graphics have been added to each site
description to help users better understand where sites are located within the
13, 2004 - Geocache links added
Geocaching is a popular new hobby
for people who have GPS units. It involves finding a container (the
cache) hidden by
someone else, often in or near the same watchable wildlife sites listed here
in Natural Kansas!
The cache will have a logbook in it along with other objects. The finder
will make an entry in the logbook and maybe swap something for one of the
other objects. Locating the cache is done by following GPS coordinates
and text clues given on the Geocaching website. It's a fun way to learn
more about the place you are in!
Look for this graphic in the description for the sites listed
in Natural Kansas and click on it to see where any nearby Geocaches are.
Individual site pages online are:
North Central Kansas|
Council Grove Lake
Herington City Lakes, Jamestown Wildlife Area,
Kanopolis Lake, Kansas Landscape Arboretum, Konza
Park, Indian Rock Park and the Kansas Fishes Exhibit,
Marysville City Park,
Ottawa State Lake, Pillsbury Crossing Wildlife Area, Pottawatomie State Lake #1, Pottawatomie
State Lake #2 and Rock
State Lake, Brown State Lake,
Miller Nature Center, Green Memorial Wildlife Area, Leavenworth
State Lake, Lyon State
Lake, Melvern Lake,
Trail Nature Park, Osage State Lake,
Lake, The Prairie Center, Shawnee Mission Park, Shawnee State Lake,
Weston Bend Bottomlands
|South Central Kansas|
| Lake Afton, Butler State Lake,
Byron Walker Wildlife Area, Chaplin Nature Center,
Chase State Lake, Cowley State Lake, Dillon Nature Center, Flint
Hills Wildlife Drive, Harvey County West Park, Maxwell
Refuge & McPherson State Lake, McPherson Valley
Wetlands, Pratt Fish Hatchery,
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge,
Sand Hills State Park,
Slate Creek Wetland, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve,
The book "Watching Kansas Wildlife" is on the web in the
section. Explore that part of the Natural Kansas
web site to learn about more than 100
wildlife viewing sites in Kansas.|
Check out the
to find out what books you "gotta have"!|
|Visit our Links
page to explore related sites on the internet.|
|The best hiking and equestrian trails in the state are listed on the Tours page along with Bicycling Tours and the Scenic Byways Autotour
|Focus pages on Birding, Canoeing and Wildflowers are listed under
Upcoming Events. |
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Chickadee Checkoff Program
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Re-publication of site content in any form other than for personal use
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assist with this and other wildlife viewing and conservation programs
by contributing to the Chickadee Checkoff on your state tax form.
Questions or comments about Natural Kansas may be directed to
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