Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Mo., was recently named America’s Best New Attraction after it was voted on by readers from a list of nominees by USA Today.
A former Topeka Capital-Journal outdoors columnist has been tapped to be the next director of the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is hosting a yearlong birdwatching competition for birders of all ages.
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Ice fishing can be a challenge, for sure.
Even if you know where the fish are and at what depth they are suspending, the cold water temperatures often make them too lethargic to eat — even with a jig or minnow literally right in front of their face. This is a survival mechanism, as fish are cold-blooded and go into an almost hybernation-like state in cold waters to keep from expending more energy than they take in.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Wednesday released new advisories for locally caught fish taken from K-96 Lake in Sedgwick County and Arkalon Park Lakes in Seward County and updated advisories on the Kansas River and other area bodies of water.
Members of the public wanting to learn about playa lake management will be able to do so Jan. 9-10 in Colby during a two-part informational event hosted by the Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams.
Staff members at Milford Nature Center and Clinton State Park will help birdwatchers spot bald eagles and other birds of prey during their respective Eagle Day events.
The Great Overland Station has several speakers lined up next year to speak in relation to its current exhibit: “The Kaw: A Prairie River Shapes a State.”
A new Topeka attraction and a Missouri wildlife center are among those leading the vote for a prestigious national tourism award.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.