January 31, 2023

Drought Conditions in Kansas Having Effects on All Wildlife

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Kansas hasn’t had much rain for a long time and it’s beginning to have some real negative affects on the state’s wildlife. Much of that affect is in the waterfowl and birds like turkey and pheasant.

In wetlands where this time of year thousands of migratory birds hang out, the waters have dried up to almost nonexistent forcing the birds elsewhere to find food and water.

It has been so dry that insect hatches aren’t taking place as normal and birds like turkeys are struggling in some areas to find enough food.

Some recent rains have helped but locals are hoping for some good soaking rains.

Tom Remington