Migratory bird seasons to be setGREAT BEND — The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will conduct a public meeting and hearing on Thursday, August 11, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE Highway K-156, northeast of Great Bend on Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m. and recess at 5 ... Read More

First ever Disc Golf Tournament to highlight many eventsWEBBER — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Lovewell Marina at Lovewell State Park are sponsoring the annual Lovewell Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 6. A new addition to the day’s events is the first ever Disc Golf Singles Tournament. Eighteen holes will be played beginning a ... Read More

Labor Day weekend event for youth 16 and younger; registration deadline Aug. 26ST. MARYS — The Westar Energy Green Team will host a youth dove hunt for novice shooters at Jeffrey Energy Center, north of St. Marys, on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-4. Hunts will be on wheat stubble or sunflowers, guided by volunteers in the early morning or late af ... Read More

From amphibians and reptiles to birds and bats, new books reveal nature’s secretsPRATT — There is an incredible treasure of Kansas natural history books and guides, and several recent publications have added to this body of work. Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles in Kansas, by Joseph T. and Suzanne L. Collins and Travis W. Taggart, is an excel ... Read More

Fish-killing algae blooms, oxygen depletion can harm farm ponds as well as lakesPRATT — Summer blue-green algae blooms at a number of Kansas reservoirs are not isolated to large bodies of water. Record hot temperatures this summer have created the algae blooms in farm ponds, as well, and nothing can be more disheartening than to carefully nurt ... Read More