This book is the result of countless hours of surveys in the field and investigation into other nesting records from across the state.
Parents, if you are looking for a way to introduce your children to God’s beautiful creation, consider these free online nature studies.
Peterson field guides have been around for many years and are still favorites with nature lovers of all kinds. The bird guides have an especially good reputation, and justly so. What makes the Peterson bird guides so useful? Color plates that point out key differences between similar birds. Plates devoted to special identification challenges, suchContinue reading “Peterson Field Guides to Birds”
Kansas is home to a vast array of beautiful and fascinating birds—470 species, in fact. If you want to learn more about some of those birds, this guide is a great place to start. The Guide to Kansas Birds and Birding Hot Spots by Bob Gress and Pete Janzen describes 295 of the species you areContinue reading “The Guide to Kansas Birds and Birding Hot Spots”
If you’re inclined to enjoy the company of insects, you’ll probably find plenty of use for this guide!
Predators are one of the most frustrating problems related to poultry-keeping. Many times, you never even see the culprit, just the damage it did. Coyotes, raccoons, possums, hawks, and owls all take their toll on the flock, but what can you do about it? First of all, remember that prevention is the best cure. IfContinue reading “Poultry Predator Patrol”
While it is true that the Plains tribes of Kansas relied heavily on game for food, raising crops was an important part of their life.
Looking for the perfect gift for that storm fanatic in your family? Give him a copy of this handy journal and get him started collecting his own weather data!
It was the mid-19th century. The cattle drive era was in full swing. Longhorns from Texas were entering Kansas in droves on their way up to the railheads. New towns were booming and fresh beef was being supplied to industrialized, post–Civil War consumers. But something was seriously wrong. The problem was not with the hardyContinue reading “Texas Fever”
One of the best ways to achieve a balanced approach to stewardship is to observe and mimic nature, putting the laws of creation to work for us.