Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge
8:00 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Whooping Cranes in Kansas: Keep your distance

Whooping cranes walk in search of a meal at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.
Credit Michael Pearce / The Wichita Eagle

Whooping cranes are rare.  In 1942, there were only 20.  Today there are 500, and some have been spotted at the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County according to The Wichita Eagle.  However, if you want to catch a glimpse of the tallest species of North American birds, keep your distance.

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Fauna
9:36 am
Fri September 20, 2013

The Monarchs are Coming to Kansas

Credit wikipedia.org

The Monarchs are passing through Kansas.  The monarch lives a life of migration and cycles.  During spring and summer, they travel to the north, and then with fall, head south to find warmer weather.  What many do now know, is the fact that one butterfly does not make this entire journey.  Monarchs go through four stages during one life cycle, and through four generations in one year according to monarch-butterfly.com.  

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