The Osage Cuestas (pronounced Kwestas), encompassing nearly all of eastern Kansas south of the Kansas River, are a region of hills and ridges, steep on one side and gently sloping on the other. Because the Osage Cuestas cover so much area, there is plenty of variation in the terrain, though not as much topographical reliefContinue reading “Osage Cuestas”
Historically a region of shortgrass prairie, the High Plains now hosts an extensive system of irrigated agriculture.
The Glaciated Region occupies the northeastern corner of Kansas and is roughly bordered by the Kansas River on the south and the Big Blue on the west. Geologists named the area based on a theory that two glaciers once covered the landscape and shaped the terrain. Rocky hills and wide valleys with accompanying floodplains provideContinue reading “Glaciated Region”
Many agree that, with its wide vistas, gorgeous sunsets, and perennial display of wildflowers, the Flint Hills region is one of the most beautiful places in Kansas.
The Cherokee Lowlands occupy 1,000 square miles in Bourbon, Crawford, Cherokee, and Labette counties in southeastern Kansas.
The Chautauqua Hills run in a narrow band (ten miles wide at most) from the Kansas–Oklahoma line up to about Yates Center.
This sandy floodplain is a unique ecosystem, but one which challenges farmers to the utmost.