Thursday, February 07, 2008

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve & the Flint Hills

The farthest east in Kansas and eighth of the 8 Wonders of Kansas , alphabetically, based on a national survey sponsored by the Kansas Sampler Foundation, as announced by the Governor at Kansas Day, the 147th Birthday of Kansas, on Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008, of course, is the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve & the Flint Hills, in Chase County. They represent the Sampler Rural Culture Elements of Geography and History.

The Preserve is the only "national park" in Kansas and is a growing attraction in the heart of the Kansas Flint Hills. Prairies began appearing in the mid-continent from 8,000 to 10,000 years ago and have developed into one of the most complicated and diverse ecosystems in the world.
Tallgrass prairie once covered approximately 170 million acres of North America.

A wide variety of educational programs and tours are offered to help the public learn about the cultural and natural history of this area. To experience more of the Flint Hills drive the 47-miles of the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway on K-177 between Council Grove and Cassoday.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

1 comment:

Dennis said...

Bill,
I really like the blog site. Nice photos too.