Wildlife Watching

You can connect with nature and watch the wildlife virtually anywhere in Chase County. We have the largest area of unspoiled natural Tallgrass Prairie in the world. Imagine finding a quiet spot and hearing nothing but songbirds.  The front porches of many of our lodging venues or under a tree at Chase State Fishing Lake are easy places to sit back and watch the local wildlife. Visit the Bison Herd at the Tallgrass National Preserve or take a leisurely drive on the Flint Hills Scenic byway and see what you can catch with your camera. You practically can’t miss at least a few local critters. Remember to keep a safe distance and watch out for the occasional snake in the grass!

Common mammals seen in the wild in Chase County:

  • White-tailed deer
  • Coyotes
  • Bobcats
  • Striped skunk
  • Raccoons
  • American badgers
  • Virginia opossum
  • Thirteen-lined ground squirrel

Common lizards and snakes:

  • Great Plains skinks
  • Collared lizards
  • Prairie king snakes
  • Massasauga rattlesnakes (venomous)
  • Copperheads (venomous)

Common birds:

  • Greater prairie chicken
  • Upland sandpiper
  • Eastern meadowlark (the state bird of Kansas)
  • Dickcissel
  • Grasshopper sparrow
  • Common nighthawk
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Northern harrier
  • American kestrel

 

Blue Skies

Blue Skies

I want to apologize to mother nature about yesterday‘s post. She has blessed us this morning with blue skies! And I for one am very grateful! Today is chock-full of things to do both here at home and around the county. You will not have any difficulty finding a place to eat today all the…

Don’t let the weather stop you, but be safe!!!

Don’t let the weather stop you, but be safe!!!

This winter is really testing us! I know it is Kansas and winters here can be tough, but come on!! I am reminded that it will be spring again sooner or later by the baby goats and calves that are being born. I love the pictures on social media of the newborns. Last Tuesday I…

Shop for Your Valentine or Yourself!

Shop for Your Valentine or Yourself!

The weather will be beautiful Saturday for a trip to Chase County! Shop for your Valentine or someone special, like yourself! Grab a bite and just enjoy the day! Head on out to Pioneer Bluffs Saturday night for an evening of old fashioned fun! Spend the night at one of our guesthouses, hotel or resort…

Good day for a Ride

Good day for a Ride

Wow! What a beautiful Sunday! Hope you got to get our and enjoy it! What a difference a day can make! This morning was brutal, wow that wind! The sun just came out  and this afternoon they say it will warm up a bit. I sure hope they are right. Even on a blustery morning…

Maybe no sun but there will be open signs!

Maybe no sun but there will be open signs!

Chase County is the place to be today! Forecasted high is 64°! Many of the shops in downtown Cottonwood are open for shopping. Don’t forget all the restaurants  in both Strong City and  Cottonwood Falls  are open today, also. What a beautiful day yesterday was.  I attended a bridal shower at one of the guest…

Open Signs and Sunshine!

Open Signs and Sunshine!

There is still time to find that perfect something! Stores are open until 5pm Some open on Sunday! I was a beautiful day to be in Chase County. I saw people pushing babies in strollers, riding bikes and just soaking in the sunshine!

Second Edition Chase County Living Magazine Released

Second Edition Chase County Living Magazine Released

Announcing The Second Edition of The Chase County Living Magazine!! Free Copies are available at the Chamber Office or from the box in front of the Chase County Leader Office

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