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    Tallgrass Prairie

    National Preserve Kansas

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Date: April 8, 2010

2010

December 15, 2010
Upcoming Holiday Closures at the Preserve

November 15, 2010
Holiday Special Events at the Preserve

November 15, 2010
Two Cabinet Secretaries and a Christmas Carol of Governors Gather to Break Ground for New Facilities at the Preserve

November 3, 2010
Visitor Center Ground Breaking Ceremony and 14th Birthday Celebration at the Preserve

October 6, 2010
Prairie Harvest Festival Activities and Barn Dance at the Preserve

September 15, 2010
Special Programs on the American Indian, Bison, and Flint Knapping

August 30, 2010
Native Plant Weekend at the Preserve

August 17 , 2010
"Calling All Quilters" to Display Quilts for the Labor Day Weekend

July 14, 2010
Second Annual Butterfly Count Reveals Bounty of Species at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

June 24, 2010
Harken Back to the Good Ol' Days with Historic Activities

June 11, 2010
Second Annual Marvin Schwilling Memorial Butterfly Count

May 22, 2010
Special Historic Horse-drawn Haying and Other Cultural Activities

May 14, 2010
Memorial Day Children's Activities

May 11, 2010
Mother's Day Delivery at the Preserve

April 7, 2010
Special Prescribed Fire Lecture at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve



2009

December 7, 2009
Another Round of Bison Bus Tours at the Preserve

December 1, 2009
Holiday Visitor Events at the Preserve

November 24, 2009
Preserve Receives Its 250,000th Visitor

November 17, 2009
Special Holiday Event at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

November 13, 2009
Special Bison Bus Tours and Weekend Activity at the Preserve

October 7, 2009
Prairie Harvest Festival Activities and Barn Dance at the Preserve

October 6,2009
Coffeyville Community College Volunteers Provide One-Room School Upkeep at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

September 30, 2009
2nd Annual Night Sky Program at the Preserve

September 8, 2009
Reintroduction of Bison to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve - Open House Date Set for Public Comment

September 2, 2009
Environmental Analysis for the Reintroduction of Bison to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Available for Public Review

August 18, 2009
Quilt Show and Living History Activities Over Labor Day Weekend

August 18, 2009
"Calling All Quilters" to Display Quilts for the Labor Day Weekend

July 23, 2009
Dan Riggs Receives Special Service Award from the Preserve

July 9, 2009
Federal Job Application Workshops to be Held in Cottonwood Falls

June 24, 2009
Old-Fashioned Barn Dance and Holiday Activities at the Preserve

June 10, 2009
1st Annual Marvin Schwilling Memorial Butterfly Count at the Preserve

June 3, 2009
Weekend of "Work Hard and Play Harder" at the Preserve

May 27, 2009
Special Horse-Drawn Haying Demonstration at the Preserve

May 8, 2009
The Preserve Offers Children's Activities Over the Memorial Day Weekend

April 29, 2009
Special Birding Hikes and Birds of Prey Program at the Preserve

April 01, 2009
I, Too, Am America - Student Contest

April 01, 2009
Changes at Tallgrass Prairie: Tour Fees Stopped, Hours Expanded and More Recreational Options



2008

November 14, 2008
Holiday Event at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

October 31, 2008
Preserve Extends Weekend Bus Tours and Daily Backcountry Hiking in November

October 2, 2008
Prairie Harvest Festival and Barn Dance at the Preserve

September 26, 2008
Wendy Lauritzen selected as Superintendent for Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

September 4, 2008
Native Plant Weekend at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

August 18, 2008
"Calling all Quilters" to Display Quilts for the Labor Day Weekend

August 15, 2008
Last Natural History Campfire Program for the Summer Season

June 23, 2008
Old-Fashioned Barn Dance and Holiday Activities at the Preserve

June 16, 2008
Preserve Announces Expanded Summer Activities

June 5, 2008
Let's 'Play Ball' at the Preserve

May 20, 2008
Special Birding Weekend at the Preserve

May 9, 2008
Special Horse-Drawn Haying Demonstrations and Memorial Day Activities at the Preserve

May 5, 2008
Summer Schedule Resumes for Backcountry Day Hiking at the Preserve

April 15, 2008
Junior Ranger Station is Focus of Junior Ranger Day Activities

April 9, 2008
Free Kid's Fishing Clinic Promises Afternoon of Learning and Fun

April 9, 2008
Preserve Gears up for Annual Bus Tour Season

January 29, 2008
8 Wonders of Kansas Announced

January 28, 2008
Preserve Advisory Committee to Meet



2007

December 13, 2007
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve's Schedule for Winter Holidays

December 10, 2007
Preserve Ornament Displayed on the Official White House Christmas Tree

November 30, 2007
Holidays at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

November 30, 2007
Backcountry Day Hiking Program Extended Through Winter Months

Did You Know?

Aerial photo of the Flint Hills at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Kansas was once the bed of a vast inland sea. The unique, stairstep landscape of the Flint Hills was formed through a process of differential erosion. Erosion washed away the soft shale layers and left the tougher layers of limestone and flint to form the hilltops and prominent benches.