The Flint Hills are the perfect location to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
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 Kansasâ€™ one-of-a-kind landscape. It is an experience that youâ€™ll never forget.
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
FOR THE BIRDS A
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
rie region with natural scenic beauty. 18,463
acres of habitats J KareL managed to provide food and habitat for migratory birds and resident wildlife. visitemporia.com