Male chickens dance and “boom” to attract mates in elaborate ritual on the prairiePRATT — Each spring, one of the most extraordinary rituals in all of nature occurs right here in Kansas — the courtship of the prairie chicken. The large expanses of natural prairie in Kansas may be awe-inspiring to humans, but to the prairie chicken, some patche ... Read More

Kansas Wildscape, Wildlife and Parks events held statewide throughout summerLAWRENCE — The Kansas Wildscape Foundation works closely with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) on a number of programs, but Outdoor Kansas for Kids (O.K. Kids) may do more than any other to help promote the department’s mission “to instill an understa ... Read More

Event to honor Tuttle Creek State Park rangerWAMEGO — On June 26, 2010, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) ranger Luke Nihart died of injuries he received while patrolling Tuttle Creek State Park in the early morning hours of the park’s annual Country Stampede Music Festival. The 32-year-old Nihart, an 11-year KDWP veteran, lost co ... Read More

Student organization to hold banquet and dinner April 29MANHATTAN — The Kansas State University Ducks Unlimited chapter (KSU DU) has recently been recognized as a “Sweet 16 Collegiate Chapter” by Ducks Unlimited (DU), placing them in the top 16 among 100 collegiate chapters nationally. DU adopted the NCAA Basketball Championship terminology be ... Read More

Event celebrates Cheyenne Bottoms’ unique wetlands systemHOISINGTON — The 6th annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wetlanders Festival will take place April 15-17 in Hoisington. Organized and hosted by Hoisington Main Street, Inc., the festival celebrates the Cheyenne Bottoms region and the myriad flora and fauna it harbors. Activities for the whole family ... Read More

O.K. Kids day scheduled for April 16 meets scheduling conflictsWEBBER — This year’s O.K. Kids Day at Lovewell State Park, originally scheduled for Saturday April 16, has been cancelled due to program scheduling conflicts. Lovewell State Park facilities previously closed for the winter season are scheduled to be open by April 15, including Cott ... Read More