High Plains

Location of region within the state: 

 

                                                                                    

Sample of things you would see if you visit this region of the state: 
Photo captions from the gray box on the wall panel are re-created below: 

KANSAS FIELD OF WAVING WHEAT. Carol M.Highsmith,Library of Congress.

PRONGHORN ( Antilocapra americana). Kansas has fewer than 2,000 pronghorns, most in the western edge of the High Plains. Ann Hough, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.​

STORM IN THE CIMARRON NATIONAL GRASSLAND. Located in the state's southwest corner,this public place contains native grass species and is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. USA/US Forest Service.

WHITE BEARDTONGUE (Penstemon albidus). Also called white penstemon, this wildflower favors sandy and open prairies. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus). Western Kansas has the largest population of these rare grouse. Greg Kramos, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

BLACK-TAILED JACK RABBIT (Lepus californicus melanotis). Jack rabbits are not rabbits, but a different species called hares. They are notable for long ears. Steve Hillebrand, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus). Western Kansas has the largest population of these rare grouse. Greg Kramos, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

WHITE BEARDTONGUE (Penstemon albidus). Also called white penstemon, this wildflower favors sandy soil and open prairies. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism.

 

                                                                                  


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