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FOURTH KANSAS CRITTERS BOOK IS PUBLISHED!
Kansas Critters: Wet 'n Wild cover

The Great Plains Nature Center is proud to announce the publication of
"
Kansas Critters: WET 'N WILD", A Wildlife Book Written and Illustrated by Kansas Kids!

August 2014

The Lattner Family Foundation., Cargill Cares, the Kansas Health Foundation and the Wichita Cultural Funding Committee all provided funding for this book.

Copies of this book may be picked up in person at the GPNC, or may be mailed to you. Only one per family, please!

Contact the Owl's Nest Gift Shop for details.

KANSAS JUNIOR DUCK STAMP CONTEST

2014 Best Of Show - by Carly Honas

March 26, 2014

The Junior Duck Stamp competition is a wildlife art contest for students in grades K-12 all across the nation, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  The Great Plains Nature Center hosts this event every year for the state of Kansas.

Click here to see who the winners were for 2014, where you can go to see them on display and how you can enter the 2015 competition!

Deadline for entries each year is March 15.

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NEW GPNC POCKET GUIDE TO KANSAS RED HILLS WILDFLOWERS!

Red Hills Wildflowers Pocket Guide

   November 15, 2013

   Our new GPNC Pocket Guide covers the beautiful and charismatic flora
   of the Red Hills of south central Kansas.

   Copies of the Pocket Guide to Kansas Red Hills Wildflowers
   can be mailed to you for $3.00 each, postpaid. 
   Make your check out to:
   "Friends of the GPNC"
   and mail it to:
   Owl's Nest Gift Shop
   Great Plains Nature Center
   6232 E. 29th Street N.
   Wichita, KS 67220

   Be sure to include your full mailing address!

   A pdf version is available for download.

RECENT GPNC POCKET GUIDES!

A Pocket Guide to
Common Kansas Butterflies

Butterfly Pocket Guide

This is the ninth in our series of
GPNC Pocket Guides.

This Pocket Guide has
species accounts on 61 of the more
common and interesting
species in Kansas.

Find out how you can get a copy

A Pocket Guide to
Common Kansas Backyard Birds

Backyard Birds Pocket Guide

This is the tenth in our series of
GPNC Pocket Guides.

This Pocket Guide has
species accounts on 65 of the
birds most likely to be found
in Kansas backyards.

Find out how you can get a copy

KANSAS SYMBOLS POSTER!

Kansas Symbols Poster

April 15, 2011

Our most recent poster celebrated the sesquicentennial of Kansas by featuring the 8 different species of animals and plants that have been selected as official Kansas symbols, as well as our State Soil, the Harney Silt Loam!

Also included is a list of all 8 categories of the "8 Wonders of Kansas"!

Learn more about this and previous posters!

THIRD KANSAS CRITTERS BOOK IS PUBLISHED!
Kansas Critters: Bugs Cover

The Great Plains Nature Center is proud to announce the publication of
"
Kansas Critters: BUGS", A Wildlife Book Written and Illustrated by Kansas Kids!

August 2010

The Lattner Family Foundation provided the funding for this project.

Copies of this book are no longer available.


Pocket Guide to Kansas Flint Hills Wildflowers

A Pocket Guide to Flint Hills Wildflowers and Grasses

   August 6, 2010

   The eighth GPNC Pocket Guide covers the beautiful and charismatic flora of the Kansas Flint Hills.
   Browse the online version in the
Meadow!

Pocket Guide to Great Plains Waterbirds

Pocket Guide to Great Plains Waterbirds

   December 22, 2009

   The seventh GPNC Pocket Guide covers the Waterbirds of the Great Plains.
   Click on the thumbnail image to browse the online version in the Shoreline!

Pocket Guide to Kansas Freshwater Mussels

Click here to visit the Mussel Bed!  

   December 5, 2008

   The sixth GPNC Pocket Guide covers the 48 different species of Unionid mussels known from Kansas.
   Click on the thumbnail image to browse the online version in the Mussel Bed!

SECOND KANSAS CRITTERS BOOK IS PUBLISHED!
Kansas Critters: Birds

The Great Plains Nature Center is proud to announce the publication of
"
Kansas Critters: Birds", A Wildlife Book Written and Illustrated by Kansas Kids!

August 2008

The Lattner Family Foundation provided the funding for this project.

Copies of this book are no longer available.

 

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Pocket Guide to Great Plains Shorebirds

Pocket Gude to Great Plains Shorebirds
   January 24, 2007

   The fifth GPNC Pocket Guide covers the common shorebirds of the Great Plains.
   Click on the thumbnail image to browse the online version in the PEEP'S PUDDLE!

Pocket Guide to Kansas Snakes
A Pocket Guide to Kansas Snakes

   November 3, 2006

   The fourth GPNC pocket guide covers all 38 species of snakes known from Kansas. 
   Click on the thumbnail image to browse the online version in the SNAKE'S BURROW!

KANSAS CRITTERS BOOK IS PUBLISHED!
Kansas Critters book cover

The Great Plains Nature Center is proud to announce the publication of
"
Kansas Critters: Mammals", A Wildlife Book Written and Illustrated by Kansas Kids!

September 21, 2006

The Lattner Family Foundation provided the funding for this project.

Copies of this book are no longer available.

 

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Pocket Guide to Kansas Threatened & Endangered Species

Pocket Guide to Kansas T&E Species

  August 3, 2005  

   The third GPNC pocket guide covers the species at risk in Kansas. 
   Click on the thumbnail image to browse the online version in the KANSAS WILDLIFE REFUGE!

Pocket Guide to Kansas Mammals

A Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Mammals  September 3, 2004  

   The second GPNC pocket guide covers the common mammal species of Kansas. 
   Click on the thumbnail image to browse the online version in the MAMMAL'S DEN!

Pocket Guide to Kansas Raptors

Kansas Raptors Pocket Guide

   December 6, 2003

   The first GPNC pocket guide covers the raptors of Kansas. 
   Click on the thumbnail image to browse the online version in the RAPTOR'S ROOST!

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Questions or comments?  Send Email to Jim Mason Spidey
Or write us at: 
Great Plains Nature Center
6232 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS 67220-2200             Call:  316-683-5499            Fax:  316-688-9555