Osage Cuestas

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: 

SPRING RANGE FIRE.  Burning old grasses promotes new growth in the Osage Cuestas and the Flint Hills. James Nedresky.

BALD EAGLE (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Each winter more than 2,000 Bald Eagles arrive in  eastern Kansas in search of open fishing waters. Steve Hillebrand, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

SOYBEANS AND WHEAT, DOUGLAS COUNTY. Larry Schwarm. Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, Museum purchase, 1981.0111.

THARP'S SPIDERWORT (Tradescantia tharpii). Kansas natives, these spiderworts bloom in shades of purple, blue and rose pink. Tom Koerner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

HAYFIELDS, JUNE. Eastern Kansas below the Kansas River is characterized by gently rolling hills, many of them cuestas. Jan Nitcher.

EASTERN BLUEBIRD (Sialia sialis). Populations of these wild birds declined due to lack of natural nesting spaces, but numbers are now increasing thanks to rural Kansans who place nesting boxes on fences. Thomas G. Barnes, U.S. Fish an Serviced Wildlife.

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