Where prairie and wing touch the Kansas sky...
The primary purpose of Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge ( NWR) is to conserve, maintain, and manage wildlife and habitat for migratory birds. The 10,778 acre Kirwin NWR is located in the rolling hills and narrow valley of the North Fork of the Solomon River in north-central Kansas. The Refuge lies in an area where the tall grass prairies of the east meet the short grass plains of the west. As a result of this merging of prairies and plains, grasses and wildlife common to both habitats are found on the Refuge.
"Grass and sky would be enough. With only those, the summer prairie would be a smiling, running spread of cloud shadow and wind pattern. But....sometimes as secret and solitary as jewels, and often in broad painted fields, the prairie flowers come on......" John Madsen, Where the Sky Began