Kansas has a wide diversity of interesting mammals. If you want to identify the species you have seen, or if you just want to learn a bit more about familiar species, here’s the perfect little guide for you: A Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Mammals by George Potts and Bob Gress.
This handy booklet contains information on many of the mammals you are likely to see in our state, ranging from bats and mice to deer, bobcats, and coyotes. Each entry includes:
- Color photo.
- Typical measurements.
Comments are also provided, which explain the appearance and habits of the animals, among other things.
There are a number of ways you can access A Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Mammals:
- Read it online at a part of the Great Plains Nature Center website called the “Mammal’s Den.”
- Find a link to a free PDF download of the booklet at the Mammal’s Den.
- Order a copy by mail.
- Pick it up for free at the front desk of the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita.
This is not an in-depth resource, but rather a handy reference. Great little book!