Sunday, May 10, 2009

Daytrip to Konza Prairie, Kansas


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Two hours west of Kansas City is where the prairie begins... or rather (since it's May and we had a lot of rain) green hills as far as the eye can see... alternately evoking comparisons with the Swiss alps (but a little less hilly) or Ireland (but with less drunk Irishmen). The Konza Prairie Biological Station (that's what it's officially called) is part of the Flint Hills and basically a huge chunk of tallgrass prairie (there's even a herd of buffalo, although in a not publicly accessible part).

We took a 3 hour hike along one of the hiking trails and I loved it - the husband mostly enjoyed the fact that we saw a weird lizard (a "horned lizard", apparently) and that we had packed snacks and plenty of water...



4 comments:

theHubby said...

I just like saying "Look, a Horny Lizard!"

flinthillstallgrass.org said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of the Konza. I enjoy visiting there whenever I can.

Frank Thompson, KE #3128 said...

Nice - so glad to read of folks enjoying the Kansas prairie. Thanks for sharing your nice photos as well.

ritatir said...

wow! that's one cute lizard! =D