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Nature lovers flock to scenic byway

Ken Lockwood from the Eagle Valley Raptor Center holds an owl during a bird program, Saturday at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The program was part of the Great Migration Rally, sponsored by the education center and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

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Fifty-six “birds” traveled the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway this past weekend, for the Great Migration Rally. The event assigned bird species to human participants, who migrated from the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center near Cheyenne Bottoms.
There were plenty of stops along the way, at walking trails and scenic overlooks, the historic Peace Church and Cemeteries, and Dozier Winery.
Participants received cards at each stop to describe their fate as migrating birds. Those who drew favorable cards earned points for the prizes that were awarded at the end of the journey. A card that ...

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