If you want to identify a plant in Kansas, here is the first website you should consult: Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses. The site is maintained by Michael John Haddock, author of Wildflowers & Grasses of Kansas (read our full review). Those of you who have enjoyed the field guide will love the website. It containsContinue reading “Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses”
The Brant (Branta bernicula) is a small goose, only slightly larger than the Ross’s Goose. Birdwatchers are not likely to confuse the two, however, because one of the most notable characteristics of the Brant is its overall dark color. Its head, neck, and breast are black, while its back is dark brown. The underparts areContinue reading “Brant”
We all know that healthy plants are resistant to bugs. Unfortunately, we all too often forget to ask ourselves why this is true.
The Ross’s goose (Chen rossii) is the smallest goose in America, roughly the size of a mallard duck. Its diminutive size gives it a somewhat “cuter” appearance than its larger lookalike, the snow goose. Like the snow goose, the Ross’s goose comes in both the common white morph and the much rarer blue morph. MostContinue reading “Ross’s Goose”
The Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) comes in two morphs or color varieties. The white morph is snowy white with black wingtips. The adult blue morph has a white head, neck, underparts, and tail coverts, but is otherwise mostly gray-brown. The immature blue morph is similar, but with a brownish head. A few Snow Geese areContinue reading “Snow Goose”
Skimming through a field guide can be bewildering. We have compiled birdwatching terms you probably don’t use everyday into a handy glossary.
The Greater White-Fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) is named for the strip of white feathers surrounding its pink bill.
In birdwatching parlance, a life list is simply a list of all of the birds a person has seen in his life.
If you love exploring the beautiful scenery of Kansas, then this guide is a must for you!
Farmers continue to experiment with water conservation practices, while scientists work to release more groundwater from underneath the aquifer.