Spring is in the air at last! Are you ready to start gardening? If you have never planted a garden before, you may still be doing your research, hunting for resources that will get you off to a good start. We’ve pulled together a short list of posts, links, and books to help you out […]
If you like maps and you love Kansas history, have we found the book for you! The Historical Atlas of Kansas by Homer E. Socolofsky and Huber Self contains over 70 maps presenting different aspects of life in Kansas, past and present. Maps include: Landforms. Precipitation. Native flora. Spanish and French claims. Early Indian tribes. Forts […]
The 100th meridian was why pioneers rushed across the country to stake claims on the coast instead of gradually pushing westward.
You are probably already familiar with the groundhog and the woolly bear caterpillar, but there are quite a few more animal prognosticators out there!
Many weather-related folk sayings attempt to provide long-term forecasts. Old-timers relied on them to figure out whether a hard winter was coming or whether a late frost was on the way. Were the old-timers right? We’ll find out!
Red sky at night, frost or dew in the morning light, and more ways to predict dry and wet weather.
What type of climate does Kansas have? It just depends on who you ask. There are several different systems of climate classification, and each one will give you a slightly different answer. The North Temperate Zone The northern hemisphere is often loosely broken into three regions: Polar. Temperate. Tropical. The north temperate zone lies in […]
One of the many interesting things about Kansas is the weather. You never quite know what to expect here—vivid blue skies, awe-inspiring lightning displays, whirling dust devils, sparkling snow drifts…anything’s possible. If you want to know a little more about how the weather works, consider A Field Guide to the Atmosphere by Vincent J. Schaefer […]
Drought caused the Dust Bowl, right? Well, yes, but there’s a little more to the story.
Treat seedlings with due consideration, and they will soon develop into strong, healthy plants.