Don’s Kansas Insights

On occasion Don writes about things, life-styles or issues pertinent to the State of Kansas; often separate from the legislature. Sometimes legislative issues overlap the more general interest “Kansas Life” topics – simply take that as an illustration of just how much the actions of the Legislature affect Kansas life.

  • Official State Fossils

    Official State Fossils

    Tylosaurus inhabited the great inland sea of Western Kansas during the Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era. Growing to lengths of more than 40 feet, Tylosaurus would have been the dominant marine predator of his world. Pteranodon flew above the same seas in which Tylosaurus swam, and achieved wingspans of 24 feet or more.Read More »
  • Lesser Prairie Chicken

    Lesser Prairie Chicken

    This is a photo of a specimen of the Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC), on display in the Statehouse. A beautiful bird and a species native to western Kansas, it is a part of our natural heritage. Its range also extends over parts … Continue reading →Read More »

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