Flint Hills, Kansas
Spring view of new grass growth in the Flint Hills, Chase County, east-central Kansas.
Outcropping stone lines are visible on the hill sides. Flint (chert) is common in the
bedrock and soils, which gives the Flint Hills their name. This region is the only
remaining extensive area of native tallgrass prairie in the United States. Kite line
is secured to the car in lower right corner of scene. Photo date 5/98; © J.S. Aber.
Low-oblique view of stone lines in the Flint Hills. Three limestone formations are visible,
from top to bottom: Funston, Crouse, and Eiss. Kite line is secured to the car in right-center
of scene. Photo date 5/98; © J.S. Aber.
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