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Animals and Plants

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Flint Hills is much more than birds.  A variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, turtles, and invertebrates can also be found here.

  • Mammals

    Deer in Field with Snow Geese

    Flint Hills has much more to offer than migratory birds.  With the diverse habitats mammals can be seen all over Refuge lands.  White-tailed deer, bobcats, coyotes, beaver, and even the occasional river otter can be seen on Refuge lands on any given day.


  • Reptiles, Turtles, Amphibians

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    Flint Hills has an abundant reptile, turtle, and amphibian population with the diverse habitat to offer.  A variety of snakes, turtles, and amphibians can been seen everyday in the summer enjoying the warmer weather.  Snakes can be seen sunning them selves on gravel roads, and turtles can be seen in water ways hanging out on logs.

  • Invertebrates

    Monarch Butterfly

    At Flint Hills invertebrates thrive with our diverse habitats.  In shallow water ways beetles can be seen enjoying themselves and dragonflies can be seen flying around.  In our upland prairies with native wildflowers butterflies can been seen enjoying the variety of milkweeds the Refuge prairies have to offer.

  • Plants

    Flint Hills Home Page

    With the habitat at Flint Hills NWR, there are diverse amount of plant species.  We have everything from plant species that thrive in wet soil conditions like prairie cord grass.   The Refuge also has plant species that like the upland soil like butterfly milkweed and compass plant.  In the summer you can drive around and look at the amazing diversity first hand when the plant species are showing their true colors.

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2013
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