The Flint Hills, nestled in what was once the greatest prairie ecosystem on the planet covering nearly one million square miles from Texas into Canada. Today less than 4% of what it once was remains, encroached upon by civilization.

The Flint Hills and Tallgrass Prairie in which the Flint Hills exists has remained dominated by vast sweeping vistas and grasses that grow head high. It's savoir from growing population has been the limestone and chert (flint) layers that lay from the surface to over sixty feet in depth. This has protected this land from the plow and thus agriculture. Now vast grasslands sustain the nations cattle herds from spring till winter. Not all land is grazed and there are those places that even today have remained untouched by human hands.

There are two galleries here, one being of the Flint Hills and Prairies throughout the seasons. The other dedicated to the annual rituals of burning the prairie. Maintenance of this land is a must for its survival, proud and strong landowners are now the shepherds of this fragile ecosystem, without their work and devotion these lands will be lost forever. We are indebted to them.
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