"The next time someone says Kansas is nothing but flat land with nothing in it, do something. Take a back road and try to find a lonely hill covered in tallgrass. Stop and walk a bit until you can’t hear much of anything man made. Give yourself a minute or two of silence. Don’t say a word, that’s all it takes to make you say, “I’ve never heard that before.”
It’s the sound of the prairie when the wind sends the bluestem tumbling into one another and the birds begin to sing a natural music that connects you to the land.
It makes you feel that this place at this moment is exactly where you need to be." -Bill Curtis
This gallery is where you will find work that has been created throughout all seasons within the Flint Hills and Prairies. We are lucky in this part of North America to experience such diversity in climate. It is this diversity that has helped shape the Flint Hills into a land like no other.
Prairies such as the tallgrass prairie began appearing mid-continent some 8,000 to 10,000 years ago and developed into one of the most complicated and diverse ecosystems in the world surpassed only by the rain forests of Brazil.
How important are prairies to our world? No other ecosystem in America removes as much carbon from the atmosphere as prairie grasslands.
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