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

 

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November Events

*Every Friday Night 7:30pm “Emma Chase Friday Night Music” in Cottonwood Falls *November 4, Trail Ride at the Flying W Ranch *November 4, 4:00pm-10:00pm Party on the Prairie-Chuckwagon Dinner Dance with Ranchland Trust of KS at Pioneer Bluffs *November 10, 9:30am Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Swope Park in Cottonwood Falls (TBA) *November 11, 6:00pm Annual…

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