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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Icy Fence

Icy Fence

The long icicles stretching outward from the fence have formed around strands of horsehair. It gives you some idea of the strong wind that accompanied the rapidly freezing rain. Wild mustangs pastured here use the barbs for scratching, and have also rubbed the paint off the steel corner post. January 8, 2005.

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