Kaw Valley Almanac

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Ken Lassman

Kaw Valley Almanac for Nov. 7-13, 2022

Clear skies and trees cleared of their leaves after recent rains make it easier to spot migratory geese and other birds either passing through or leaving. Strong southerly winds may back them up as they wait for north winds to carry them south with less energy expended.

Ken Lassman

Kaw Valley Almanac for Oct. 10-16, 2022

With the continuing drought, tree colors seem muted as is evidenced by the trees in the background; however, the sumac at Prairie Park Nature Center didn’t get the memo! Colors or not, this coming weekend is Baldwin City’s Maple Leaf Festival — check it out and take a walk with a friend, too.