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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Flint Hills September Daybreak

Flint Hills September Daybreak

A friend and I were standing atop Harsh Hill, along Battle Creek Road southeast of Cassoday, eager to photograph the sunrise. While it was lovely, I turned my back to the sun and encountered this scene. The tall grasses are mainly big bluestem and Indiangrass. On the Shadow Valley Ranch in Butler County, Kansas. September 12, 2015.

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