Orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata) is a variety of bunch grass with deep roots and a somewhat variable appearance.
A barn quilt is a large square design based on a quilt block but painted onto wood and hung up outdoors.
Around 1880, a wet spell descended on most of the Great Plains. Wild speculations were indulged in as to what caused it.
Broad-leaf wood-oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) is a very unique plant that goes by many names.
Thank You, God, for making wind,
For the mighty storms that You send;
Thank You for the rainbow’s bend.
Thank You, God, for Kansas.
Choosing only 10 places that represent the Flint Hills at their finest is not a simple task. Take any road and sooner or later you will see something breathtaking.
Although the structure itself is quite familiar to Cowley bridge enthusiasts, Pudden Bridge’s history is surprisingly little known.
Although Walt Mason’s poetry is now largely forgotten except by dedicated history buffs, in his own day “Uncle Walt” was the most widely read poet in America.
The Native Americans of the Plains were in a prime position to observe the weather and learn the sequences that precede and follow each weather system.
Kansas has long been identified as the Sunflower State. The Native Americans relied on the sunflower for food. Early pioneers observed its profusion and noted how important it was to the birds of the plains. The Love of Kansas for the Sunflower In the homestead days of Kansas, many a country essayist or versifier celebratedContinue reading “How the Kansas Legislature Tried to Eradicate the Sunflower”