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Birders enjoy the chase

Levi Beaver of Lyons and McKenzie Brown, a graduate student in wildlife biology from Fort Hays State University, get a bird’s eye view from the roadside.

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Maybe some day 7-year-old Keaton Leiker will have his own pair of binoculars to view the birds at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) at Cheyenne Bottoms.
Keaton said he has watched birds before because his family is interested in science. Keaton was part of the Christmas Bird Count at Cheyenne Bottoms near Great Bend. The count goes through the first week of January.
The youngster from Wilson has a good teacher.
Keaton’s mother, Melanie Falcon, is the science teacher at Wilson Junior and Senior High. Falcon has coached Wilson High School teams in the ECO-meet competition contested at ...


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