Flint Hills - John Morrison

Flint Hills

The Kansas Flint Hills, formed by the erosion of Permian-age limestones and shales, extend from Marshall County, in the north, to Cowley County, in the south, and are known as the Osage Hills in Oklahoma. Named for the embedded bands of chert, or flint, the Flint Hills region is one of the last great preserves of tallgrass prairie in the country. —Kansas Geological Survey

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Burning Grass, Budding Tree

Burning Grass, Budding Tree

Although the controlled burns destroy seedling trees on the prairie, mature trees are seldom injured or destroyed. East of Cassoday, Greenwood County, Kansas. April 7, 2004.

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