Ospreys are twice-a-year visitors to Kansas during migration periods. This provides a great chance to see these skillful fish eagles on the hunt.
Eared Grebes pass through Kansas in April, showing off handsome plumage offset by ruby-red eyes. Learn about these migrants here.
Young Barred Owlets are hatched and hungry now in Kansas woodlands.
Cedar Waxwings are moving northward now, eating tree buds and flowers as they go.
I used a still camera with interval long exposures to create this nightscape of clouds moving across the moon.
A male Barred Owl brings a snake to its mate on the nest before sundown.
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Cooper’s Hawks are preparing to nest as spring rolls around.
A feather caught on a hole in a tree helped me find a Barred Owl nest containing three eggs.
Wild turkeys fight to prove dominance before the spring mating season begins. These rituals, along with trademark gobbles, are a sure sign of spring.
Use these tips to help spot hidden wildlife where you live.
See photos of Quivira King, a legendary Kansas typical white-tailed buck that lived for about 10 years.
Take a drive on a snowy day, and you might see a surprising amount of wildlife activity.
Catch trout when it’s too cold for other Kansas fish. Fly-fishing is the ticket.
Iridescent clouds are formed when sunlight diffracts through particular kinds of water droplets or ice crystals. Learn about this unusual phenomenon here.
Geese exhibit some fancy landing tricks when encountering quirky winds. Known as tumbling, this is fascinating to watch.
Blackbirds form huge wintering flocks that make living rivers in Kansas skies.
Eagles steal fish from other eagles, often in midair. Sometimes this works, and sometimes it doesn’t, as shown in this dramatic footage.
Find out why some trees take root and grow high in other trees.
Baltimore orioles build intricate, complicated nests by instinct alone. How do they do it?
The words of Psalm 19 are a backdrop for these majestic skies.
Texas Lake Wildlife Area near Cullison, KS, is a great place to view and film winter ducks.
Calling at night is the best way to see eastern screech owls. Juggling gear is difficult when filming in darkness, but results can be worth it.
A record-setting warm January day inspires all kinds of spring activity outdoors.
Deer at a corn feeder can be quarrelsome when the food starts running out.
Unstable air currents, or “shimmer”, can affect image sharpness when using long telephoto lenses. Learn about it here.
A 2-hr kayaking trip to the river reveals scenic and wildlife beauty.
One million wild animals are killed by traffic on American roadways each day. Watch out for wildlife when driving.
An Iphone with a birding app proved to be a winning combination in calling a red-breasted nuthatch to a camera.
Armadillos make interesting wildlife viewing on winter days when they shrug off nocturnal natures to look for grubs and caterpillars wintering in the soil.
Spreading wildflower seeds in a winter prairie is a way to start new species blooming next spring.
Red-winged blackbirds join other blackbird species to make spectacular winter wildlife viewing as they feed and fly.
Oothecae, or praying mantis egg masses, somehow insulate eggs against winter’s rigors to provide the only hope for a new crop of this insect species.
Birds preen to keep their feathers strong, waterproof, and flight-ready.
Bald eagles winter in numbers at Kansas’ Milford Reservoir. Viewing is best during January freeze-up.
A coyote sits in a snowy field at -20º windchills, oblivious to the cold and enjoying the view. Learn more about January coyotes.
A Carolina Wren succumbs to cold water while trying to drink in a frozen land.
A snowfall is the crowning glory of winter. This timelapse video watches it unfold.
Pied-Billed Grebes usually winter far south of Kansas, but a pair is shown here in snowy and icy conditions during January.
Hoarfrost takes special winter conditions to develop. A recent foggy morning along the winter Ninnescah River caused this unusual crystaline development.
Why do birds bathe in winter when everything is frozen? Watch as blackbirds plunge again and again into 33-degree water.
Dozens of bird species visit feeders to eat black oil sunflower seeds. Watch house finches in slow-motion as they provide a show.
Fetid Marigold makes a beautiful dried winter arrangement for your home, and it lasts for decades.
Verse for a fleeting Christmas gift.
Wild Oyster mushrooms make a surprise arrival in southern Kansas at Christmas.
You have to look for this backroads place, but it’s worth it to go there. Winter finds hundreds of thousands of waterfowl and other birds at Kirwin Natl Wildlif
Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge is a Kansas viewing hotspot for prairie and animals and migrant birds.
Watch as a white-tailed fawn plays tag with old gobblers in a Kansas feed field.
Ya, squirrels eat meat – and otherwise, the highest-energy foods they can find in winter.
Beautiful thunderheads are seldom seen in winter. But today, everything was just right for a last, spectacular show…
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A young white-tailed buck harasses a group of does in early December.
If you want a close look at these small, treetop birds, try calling.
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Migrating ducks are a wonder of spring. Watch as pintails, teal, and mallards court their way to northern nesting grounds on a stop at Kansas’ Texas Lake Wil…
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