Visiting the Tallgrass Prairie Nature Preserve, Strong City, KS
The Tallgrass Prairie Nature Preserve contains some of the few remaining tallgrass prairies in the Kansas Flint Hills. It's close to I-35 in Emporia and a great place to stop and stretch your legs, go for a walk after a long road trip.
Around Kansas - Tallgrass Prairie
Today on Around Kansas we are exploring the Prairie, in fact to be more specific the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Strong City.
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve: Searching For Bison
We have a personal goal to hike every bit of the forty miles of trail at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve! We have been to the preserve many times but it never truly gets old to us. On this trip, we revisit a beloved trail and tackle a new one as we go searching for the main attraction at the preserve...Bison!
Normally a bus tour would take us out to see the bison, but due to recent rains the trail conditions were too muddy to allow bus passage. We didn't mind. It gave us an opportunity to rack up some miles for the #Hike365Challenge! Join us as we explore some more of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve searching for bison!
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Kansas
Yes, not Texas, but many parts of Texas used to look like this!
Great area of preserving the natural grassland landscape. Miles and miles of rolling treeless hills with thick grass and flowers. It's near Strong, Kansas, in the middle of the state. It has a herd of wild bison, and two of them were curious to my work!
Tallgrass Prairies in Kansas
Scenes from the Konza prairie just outside of Manhattan Kansas and from the National Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in the Flint Hills Prairie in central Kansas.
Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge
Birdwalk Video #1
Flint Hills Rodeo in Strong City KS
2016 Flint Hills Rodeo in Strong City KS. The oldest consecutive rodeo in the state of Kansas. Strong City is on the eastern edge of the Tall Grass Prairie and a strong country and cattle community. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (U.S. National Park Service) is just a few mile west of Strong City.
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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve visitors center entrance
This video shows you what it's like to stand outside at the front entrance to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Cottonwood Falls / Strong City in Kansas. It's definitely one of America's treasures and if you're into visiting the national parks, you don't want to miss this one! After spending time in the visitors center and learning more about the park, we started hiking along the main roadway trail out back. It didn't take long (about 30 minutes) until we crossed the metal pole bridge and reached the bison grazing lands. Once there, it was only a short walk until we saw our first bison! It was awesome! They are such majestic creatures, and themselves a national treasure.
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Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Oklahoma is the largest span of protected tallgrass prairie in North America and can now be enjoyed as a scenic drive. Buffalo herds roam the nature preserve alongside a myriad of other watchable wildlife. Hiking and picnicking are available in the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve's 39,000 acres.
Bran's Adventures to Tallgrass Prairie 2014
I visited one of my favorite places yesterday, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, in Strong City, KS. Such a wonderful, magical, sacred place. Some of the last surviving prairies in the United States. It's such a special place, almost like going back in time or to another world.
The video is accompanied by an improvised piece of Native American flute music, played by me.
Tallgrass Prarie National Preserve
Strong City, KS
The preserve protects the once vast tallgrass prairie ecosystem. The 10.894 acre preserve includes the historic 1881 Spring Hill Ranch House, limestone barn and outbuildings as well as the Lower Fox Creek Schoolhouse.
Kansas Road Trip: Cottonwood Falls,Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, and more!
a Kansas less traveled. Three.
We continue to really enjoy our little trips around our state! And love getting the chance to show a little of it to others. Check out our third installment of 'a Kansas less traveled'!
Places in video:
Cowley County Fishing lake water falls
Soden's dam / falls, Emporia, Kansas. (And Veterans memorial right next to it).
Chase State fishing lake
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (and one room school house)
If you haven't yet check out our first two videos!
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Part 1: Lower Fox Creek Schoolhouse and Nature Trail
In this edition we visit another of the 8 Wonders of Kansas, Tallgrass Prairie! We spent a full day there and at the end there was still so much to see! So much that this is just part 1. We highly encourage you to visit. It's an excellent adventure for all ages and it's completely free!
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Tallgrass Prairie Bison Calf
This film sequence seems to capture a newborn calf joining the herd in the Windmill Prairie area of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Strong City, Kansas
Tallgrass Prairie Buffalo #2
A few of the Buffalo at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve by Strong City, Kansas. Sorry for the jumpy camera and noise, the wind was blowing constantly.
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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is a United States National Preserve located in the Flint Hills region of Kansas, north of Strong City. The preserve protects a nationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Of the 400,000 square miles (1,000,000 km2) of tallgrass prairie that once covered the North American continent, less than 4% remains, primarily in the Flint Hills. Since 2009, the preserve has been home to the growing Tallgrass Prairie bison herd.
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
The view from the top of the Scenic Overlook Trail at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Big Buck in Prairie Grass
Another very nice Buck
Walking through the Prairie on the Kansas-Oklahoma border
Walking through the Prairie on the Kansas-Oklahoma border: What challenges did traveling over and settling this land have on the Native Americans and then the European/American settlers in this region? Contrary to images of the Great Plains as a monoculture, how many plant species can you identify here? There are numerous species.
Around Kansas - Tallgrass Prarie National Preserve - April 19, 2017
(Frank) We're back. Before we were kind of talking while there were commercials on, here, a few years ago, when we started Around Kansas before she came onboard, we did a story on the Tallgrass National Wildlife Preserve. Anyway, someone has done a really great documentary. So now you can talk about that. (Deb) Well, it's Dave Kendall. Our old friend, Dave Kendall, we've been friends for a long, long time. Dave Kendall of course was with the KTWU for years, produced Sunflower Journeys, and did amazing stuff. It was so funny when I had my radio talk show in Topeka a few years back; I had Dave Kendall and was it Scott Williams that came over from KTWU talking about Sunflower Journeys. The same day I had Bryan and now his name is going to escape me, Oh for goodness sake, with Ogden Publications-- Oh Bryan I'm so sorry-- and Hank Will. Bryan and Hank bring me gifts. They bring me a bag of stuff. I'm looking at Dave and Scott. I'm like, Geez guys, no presents? They got me presents after that. Bless your heart Dave. (Frank) This is a pattern - she is usually talking about presents. (Deb) Heck, no. This is my present back to you Dave. Dave has done a phenomenal job with this new documentary on the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. It will air on Smoky Hills Public Television. April 27th at 9 PM. We've got a trailer for you. (Frank) If you've never visited, you really should. It is a fantastic place. (Deb) This trailer will make you proud that it's in our state. It really will. [music] (Speaker 1) These five million acres of native grass and the Flint Hills and the southern tip of the Flint Hills which are called the Osage Hills by the Oklahomans, that's the last large significant expanse of Tallgrass Prairie in the whole world. (Rob Manes) When we're right here at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, we're kind of in the midst of all that there is of the Tallgrass Prairie functionally. Yes, there are big chunks of it. There's a thousand acres here and there in Iowa and Missouri, but when you talk about its full ecological expression, the grandeur and glory of the Tallgrass Prairie that the Native Americans revered that made ranchers able to survive here, this is it. (Kelly Kindscher) Anyone that visits me from out of state, this is on the list of places to come. Where else can you go see and get public access to this sort of expanse where you can go spend some time with bison? You can't get that anywhere else. (Speaker 4) I'm like, Wow, here in the middle of the continent in the middle of Kansas, you can have a connection with our planet. (Speaker 5) It's the sky dome that goes back and over your head. It's that whole feeling of, This is all around me. (Elaine Jones) The people that were here, the Native Americans, that is a great history and I think for a place that provides people a chance to go and walk out there and think about the history of those people. The most amazing stories are right there. (Nancy Kassebaum) It's the history of what we were, and are, and will be; and it's important to preserve. I think a state that can do that is only adding to the richness to the next generation of inheritance. (Speaker 8) It's been called an important document of how people with strongly opposing viewpoints can listen to each other and finally achieve together a lasting good. So much beautiful content in great explanation of a complex and remarkable story. It's the story of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, a true love story from the Flint Hills of Kansas.