A Pocket Guide to Kansas Snakes
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The co-authors were Joe Collins and Suzanne L. Collins. Photos are by Suzanne L. Collins & Bob Gress. Range maps are by Jim Mason.
Joe Collins (1939-2012) was the states most prolific author about Kansas wildlife. His titles include Amphibians and Reptiles in Kansas (three editions), Fishes in Kansas (two editions with Frank B. Cross), Turtles in Kansas (with Janalee Caldwell), Natural Kansas, Kansas Wildlife (with Suzanne L. Collins, Bob Gress and Gerald J. Wiens) and Kansas Wetlands: A Wildlife Treasury (with Suzanne L. Collins and Bob Gress). He also edited Mammals in Kansas and Birds in Kansas (two volumes) and co-authored the Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America (two editions). He was the author of 13 other books on wildlife and was the Director of The Center for North American Herpetology, a non-profit foundation based in Lawrence, Kansas.
Suzanne L. Collins' photographs have graced the pages of many books, including Natural Kansas, Kansas Wildlife, Kansas Wetlands: A Wildlife Treasury, the Peterson Field Guide to Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants and the Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America.
Bob Gress is the Director of the Great Plains Nature Center and Editor for this Pocket Guide series. His photographs have appeared in a wide variety of magazines and in more than 20 books, including Faces of the Great Plains: Prairie Wildlife, Kansas Wildlife, Watching Kansas Wildlife: A Guide to 101 Sites, Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas and The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals.
The purpose of the Pocket Guide and the Snake's Burrow is to promote greater understanding and awareness of these unique animals and their importance to the Kansas environment.
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The Pocket Guide to Kansas Red Hills Wildflowers is available as a pdf download.
This GPNC Pocket Guide was made possible with financial support from the following sponsors:
The Chickadee Checkoff is a voluntary donation program for nongame projects in Kansas. Taxpayers are able to contribute by assigning any amount they wish on the appropriate line on their Kansas income tax form. Since 1980, the Chickadee Checkoff has distributed over four million dollars to projects that help endangered species, assist in reintroduction efforts of sensitive species, support the popular Outdoor Wildlife Learning Sites program at schools, and hundreds of other nongame conservation projects.
- Westar Energy, Inc. is the largest utility in Kansas serving nearly 700,000 customers with about 35,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines. Since 1989, their employees have operated an environmental team. The Green Team members volunteer hours to improve wildlife habitat through wetland creation and restoration and native grass and tree planting. They build bridges and trails and work to protect and reintroduce sensitive plant and animal species. The Green Team can be contacted at 785-575-8125 or at Ben.Postlethwait@Westarenergy.com
The Great Plains Nature Center is a cooperative
project between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks
& Tourism and the City of Wichita Department of Park and Recreation. The nature center
features the Koch Habitat Hall, Owls
Nest gift shop, Coleman Auditorium and 2 miles of Chisholm Creek Park nature trails. The Great Plains Nature Center
web site Home Page is www.gpnc.org Please visit or
contact us at: Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 East 29th Street North, Wichita, KS 67220,
phone: (316) 683-5499.