Quivira National Wildlife Refuge http://hppr.org en Whooping Cranes in Kansas: Keep your distance http://hppr.org/post/whooping-cranes-kansas-keep-your-distance <p></p><p>Whooping cranes are rare.&nbsp; In 1942, there were only 20.&nbsp; Today there are 500, and some have been spotted at the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County according to <strong><a href="http://www.kansas.com/2013/11/13/3115780/wildlife-worker-cautions-kansans.html">The Wichita Eagle</a></strong>. &nbsp;However, if you want to catch a glimpse of the tallest species of North American birds, keep your distance.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 24320 at http://hppr.org Whooping Cranes in Kansas: Keep your distance The Monarchs are Coming to Kansas http://hppr.org/post/monarchs-are-coming-kansas <p></p><p>The Monarchs are passing through Kansas.&nbsp; The monarch lives a life of migration and cycles.&nbsp; During spring and summer, they travel to the north, and then with fall, head south to find warmer weather.&nbsp; What many do now know, is the fact that one butterfly does not make this entire journey.&nbsp; Monarchs go through four stages during one life cycle, and through four generations in one year according to <strong><a href="http://www.monarch-butterfly.com/">monarch-butterfly.com</a></strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:36:22 +0000 Cindee Talley 21846 at http://hppr.org The Monarchs are Coming to Kansas