9/7/06

PARKS OFFER ONLINE MAPS, SATELLITE IMAGES

View aerial images of favorite state parks from comfort of home PRATT -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us, offers many informational features about each of its state parks, including detailed news, brochures, camping area information, events, photographs, fish and wildlife, and direct email. E ... Read More


Wilson Refuge Area
WILSON RESERVOIR MODIFIES WATERFOWL REFUGE

Modifications due to low water SYLVAN GROVE -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has been considering implementing a deeper water waterfowl refuge at Wilson Reservoir for several years. While the water portion of the refuge designated on the west end in 1996 has been effective for sandhill cranes and early migrating waterfowl, the ... Read More


MONARCHS ON THE MARCH

Butterfly's long migration hits Kansas in September
PRATT -- September is the month to look for masses of migrating monarch butterflies in Kansas. This familiar species has migratory behavior much likethat of birds, which is unique in the insect kingdom. Navigating strictly on instinct, every monarch east of the Rocky Mountains navigates ... Read More


K-STATE'S KONZA PRAIRIE EDUCATION PROGRAM HONORED

Website honored by internet education portal MANHATTAN -- An educational website for Kansas State University's Konza Prairie Biological Station has been recognized for its outstanding educational content. The Konza Environmental Education Program website has earned an Award of Excellence from StudySphere, an education portal on the internet ... Read More


SOUTHEAST KANSAS QUAIL UNLIMITED CHAPTER FORMED

Group to promote quail habitat improvement, field trials in region GIRARD -- Recently, a group of 17 conservation-minded individuals from the Pittsburg-Girard area formed the new Southeast Kansas (SEK) Quail Unlimited Chapter. New chapter volunteers are eager to donate their time and energy on projects ranging from a conservation fundraiser ... Read More