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The Flint Hills are the perfect location to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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THE HILLS ARE ALIVE Experience the grandeur of the Flint Hills the way they are meant to be experienced at this extraordinary event. The Symphony in the Flint Hills (symphonyintheflinthills.org) is an annual concert by the Kansas City Symphony under the open skies of Kansas’ one-of-a-kind landscape. It is an experience that you’ll never forget.

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Tour the rural community on the Flint Hills Quilt Trail (ksflinthillsquilttrail. blogspot.com) and see traditional stars and various quilt patterns displayed on barns, homes, sheds and buildings throughout the Flint Hills.

Photo by Casey Wilson

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WILDFLOWERS

FIRE SEASON

The Flint Hills are more than the

Fire is fundamental to a healthy

The Flint Hills are for birders. This ecosys-

vast lawn they appear to be from the

prairie ecosystem. If you are

tem is important for grassland nesting birds,

highway. Approximately ninety Native

lucky enough to visit during the

such as the Greater Prairie-Chicken, Eastern

grass species and over 500 broadleaf

spring burn, you will take with

Meadowlark, and Upland Sandpiper. The

prairie plant species can be found

Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge (fws.

you a lifelong memory. Please

here. In the late spring and summer,

stay on the public roads and be

gov/refuge/flint_hills) lies in the broad, flat

the look of the prairie changes con-

careful driving through thick

Neosho River Valley, a native tallgrass prai-

stantly as different species of native

smoke.

rie region with natural scenic beauty. 18,463

wildflowers bloom.

acres of habitats J KareL managed to provide food and habitat for migratory birds and resident wildlife. visitemporia.com

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