Say you’re researching for a book report. Or looking up local history. Maybe you want to learn to some do-it-yourself home repair. Chances are good you’ll log on to the internet and get your answers in a few minutes without leaving your chair.
This leaves old-fashioned libraries with a problem: how to get people back to the stacks.
One local library has a unique solution for facing the future by embracing the past. The new branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library literally joins a 21st century building with a pre-Civil War home.
Who doesn’t love Monarch Butterflies? Could you imagine the loss we would feel if they disappeared? Our guest on Central Standard today will talk to us about the decline of monarch butterfly populations. It comes down to a loss of habitat. We discuss the severity of the situation and what we can do to help turn things around? We also discuss threats to bees and the implications of having another pollinator at risk. Our guest works for K-U. Orley “Chip” Taylor is a trained insect ecologist and founded Monarch Watch some 20-years ago. It’s an opportunity to learn about monarch butterflies….
After a drawn out winter where we in Kansas City found ourselves hibernating through the snow and ice of March, spring has finally sprung. The trees are blooming and the landscape is finally peppered with color as plants and wildlife emerge from dormancy. On this Central Standard, we explore the nature around us as we transition into Spring.
April 1st marks the start of spring turkey season in Kansas for archers, youth and disabled hunters.
In the early 1960s, wild turkeys were reintroduced to the state, and almost every county now has a huntable population.
Mike Miller with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, says turkeys are anything but easy prey.
“When everything works out right it can be a really easy exciting hunt, for any hunter, especially a young hunter, just because of what you see and what you hear, and the whole build up as you get into shotgun range,” says Miller.