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1. A Myth Takes Wings A Myth Takes Wings August//1958 Introduction and critique of the article "The Mythical Jayhawk," by Kirke Mechem, about the fictional bird of Kansas especially identified with the University of Kansas.

2. A Win-Win for Prairie-Chickens and Ranchers A Win-Win for Prairie-Chickens and Ranchers August 2010 Missouri native grasslands, before European settlement, covered nearly half of the state and provided a home for hundreds of thousands of prairie-chickens. By 2010, only about 500 birds are scattered in...

3. Ask the Marshall Ask the Marshall April, 2004 Question and answer column including a question about the origin of the term ''Jayhawk''. The author answers that the term was coined in "the Midwest sometime around 1848'', and intended to combine the...

4. Birds of the Kansas City Region Birds of the Kansas City Region February/27/1919 Extracts from the diary of Otto Widmann, with bibliography and maps, not available at this library.

5. Death All Day in Kansas Death All Day in Kansas November//1969 Photos and article (written by Kansas City author Richard Rhodes) about "Kansas coyote hunts and cockfights ('chicken fights,' they call them in Kansas')." Description of the departure for the prairie...

6. Earning Their Wings the Hard Way Earning Their Wings the Hard Way February-March//1985 Photos and article about the "rare flock of giant Canadian geese" residing "[a]long the cliffs of the Missouri River" near Hermann, Missouri for natural protection of their young there.

7. Flight of Freedom: Missouri's Eagle Population Is the Nation's Second Largest during Winter Flight of Freedom: Missouri's Eagle Population Is the Nation's Second Largest during Winter December 2001 Photos and article about the migration of eagles (including bald eagles, the national symbol since 1782) to Missouri each winter, making Missouri's eagle population the second highest in the nation during...

8. Missouri's Raptors Missouri's Raptors January 2009 Photographs and article about Missouri's different eagles, hawks, falcons, and vultures. Includes short synopsis of each species with statistics of length and wingspan.

9. Mr. Audubon's Last Hurrah Mr. Audubon's Last Hurrah November//1985 Illustrations (of the artist and his paintings) and biographical article about John James Audubon, or John Audubon (1785-1851), a wildlife (especially birds) and landscape painter and native of France...

10. New Eastern Bluebird Trail at George Owens Nature Park New Eastern Bluebird Trail at George Owens Nature Park March 2010 A new Eastern Bluebird Trail was installed at the George Owens Nature Park in Independence, Missouri. It consists of a series of nesting boxes created for bluebirds, the Missouri state bird. The trail...

11. That Awful Perkins Boy That Awful Perkins Boy September-October//1978 Photos and biographical article about Marlin Perkins, 72-year-old (in 1978) host of the "Wild Kingdom" television show and a native of Carthage, Missouri, and resident of a Saint Louis, Missouri, suburb....

12. The Fun Magnates: Day Tripping with Shifra Stein The Fun Magnates: Day Tripping with Shifra Stein March//1991 One-page article about Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge about 90 miles northeast of Kansas City near Mound City, Missouri in the context of journalist Shifra Stein's day trip writings. Description...

13. The Mythical Jayhawk The Mythical Jayhawk August//1958 Illustrations and article about the mythical and nonfictional origins of the Jayhawk, the mascot of the University of Kansas.

14. The Royal Kingbirds of Kauffman Stadium The Royal Kingbirds of Kauffman Stadium July 2011 Article spotlights the spring migration of kingbirds from southern Mexico to Kansas City's own Kauffman Stadium. The kingbirds begin nesting near the end of April, feasting on the abundance of flying insects...

15. Why Bi-State Is for the Birds Why Bi-State Is for the Birds May, 2004 Editorial article describing the shortcomings of a proposed "Bi-State II" cultural tax.