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The OWL'S NEST GIFT SHOP
is your shopping destination with unique gifts for that special
nature lover, hunter, angler, teacher or educator in your life,
no matter what age!

Check out our low prices.
We think you will be both surprised and pleased!

Please note: the Gift Shop will be closed for inventory October 2-4.

Books   Featured Merchandise  Kansas Critters book
GPNC Pocket Guides   GPNC Posters
Multimedia Resources    Kid Stuff!

 

America the Beautiful –
The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series

Interagency Senior Pass

One of these passes could be your ticket to more than 2000 Federal Recreation sites! Each pass allows free entrance to national park sites and national wildlife refuges as well as covering amenity fees at national forest and grasslands, lands and waters managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation, and day use fees at U.S. Army Corps of Engineer sites. These passes cover the driver and passengers in personal vehicles, and up to 4 adults at sites that charge per person fees. Children 15 years and under are free.

The Access, Annual, 4th Grade, Annual Military, and Senior Passes are available
at the Owl’s Nest Gift Shop during normal business hours,
10 a.m. -4 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
The cost for a lifetime senior pass (age 62 and over) increased
from $10 to $80 on August 28, 2017.

All rain check orders from July-August have been processed. If you still have not received your pass, please let us know. Some addresses we were given were returned by the post office as invalid.

New! Annual passes for Seniors for $20.00. If you buy them for 3 years, you can trade them in for a lifetime pass for $20.00 in the fourth year.

For more information about the passes, go to: https://store.usgu.gov/pass/general. From there you may click on any of the passes to find out more information about the passes. You may also order some of these passes online for a $10.00 processing fee.

Elsewhere in Kansas, these passes are also available at:

bulletCimarron National Grassland
bulletMost Corps of Engineers Project Lakes in the Kansas City District and Tulsa District. Call ahead to make sure of availability.

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Located in the lobby of
the Great Plains Nature Center
6232 E. 29th St. N
Wichita, KS 67220-2200
(316) 683-5499 x111
Send us email at: owlsnest@gpnc.org

Yes, we can accept credit card orders
(MasterCard & VISA only) over the phone!

Owl's Nest Staff
Cassie Standley,
Connie Richardson & Glynis Honomichl

HOURS: Monday - Saturday,
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Upcoming holiday closings:

Monday, October 9 | Saturday, November 11
Thursday - Saturday, November 23-25
Monday, December 25

All profits from purchases at the Owl's Nest go directly
to support the educational mission of the Great Plains Nature Center.

 

FEATURING THESE BOOKS:

 

"Kansas Wildflowers
and
Weeds"

Fully updated from the 1979 version with color photos throughout

By Michael Haddock, Craig Freeman
& Janet Bare

$39.95

"Birds of Kansas"

By Max Thompson, Charles Ely,
Bob Gress, Chuck Otte, Sebastian Patti,
David Seibel & Eugene Young

$39.95

Birds of Kansas book cover

Wichita's Riverside Parks book cover

 

"Wichita's Riverside Parks"

By James E. Mason

$21.99

"Amphibians, Reptiles
and Turtles in Kansas"

By Joseph T. Collins, Suzanne L. Collins, Travis W. Taggart

Hardcover Edition
$30.00

Kansas Herps book cover

A Kansas Year book cover

"A Kansas Year"

By Mike Blair

$24.95

Camping With the Corps book cover

"Camping With The Corps of Engineers"

10th Edition

By Cottage Publications

$17.95

"The Guide to Kansas Birds and Birding
Hot Spots"

By Bob Gress
& Pete Janzen

$19.95

Kansas Birds book cover

Kansas Fishing cover

"The Complete Guide to Kansas Fishing"

By Amy Bickel & Jason Probst

$22.95

 

"Faces of
the Great Plains"

By Bob Gress & Paul Johnsgard

$34.95

 

Faces book cover

Wildflower book cover

 

"Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas"

By Michael Jon Haddock

$19.95

"Hunting and Trading on the Great Plains,
1859-1875"

By James R. Mead

$20

 

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J.R. Mead cover

 

Copies of Kansas Critters: Wet 'n Wild may be picked up in person for free at the GPNC, or can be mailed to you for $5 per copy, postage included.  Only one copy per family please!
GPNC Pocket Guides

Kansas Snakes Pocket Guide

The Great Plains Nature Center Pocket Guides may be ordered for $3 each, postpaid, through the Owl's Nest Gift Shop. Inidividual copies may be picked up for free if you visit in person.

Titles available currently are:

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Great Plains Shorebirds

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Kansas Snakes

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Kansas Freshwater Mussels

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Common Kansas Mammals

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Kansas Raptors.

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Kansas Flint Hills Wildflowers & Grasses

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Kansas Threatened & Endangered Species

Great Plains Waterbirds is out of print.
Common Kansas Butterflies is out of print.

Each pocket guide above is adapted for the web on the GPNC website.   You may view their contents online by clicking on the names above.  Each guide is also available as a pdf download.  Those below are online only as pdf downloads.

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Common Kansas Backyard Birds

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Red Hills Wildflowers

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Kansas Stream Fishes

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GPNC Posters

Colorful Songbirds Poster

The Great Plains Nature Center has produced a series of educational posters on the wildlife of the Great Plains.  Text on the back of each poster tells about the animals pictured on the front.

You can get a copy of any of the posters still available for $5 each, postpaid, through the Owl's Nest Gift Shop.  Some are no longer available - call to learn which ones.  Our most recent poster is "Backyard Wildlife".  Past titles include:

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Kansas Symbols

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Colorful Songbirds

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Wildlife of the Shortgrass Prairie

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Wildlife of the Tallgrass Prairie

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Wildlife of the Wetlands

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Wildlife of the Woodlands

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Wildlife Success Stories

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Wildlife Migrants

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Waterfowl

Click here to see each poster!

 

 

"An American Woman's
Zest for Living"

Autobiography of Wichitan
Donna Dilsaver

$14.95

AAW cover

 

WE ALSO FEATURE:

Painted rocks by Concordia, KS artist
Phyllis Shanks.
- $20

The Folkmanis line of wildlife puppets!

Puppets

Plush birds

A large selection of plush animal songbirds
by Wild Republic.  
Squeeze them and hear them sing!
- Approved by the National Audubon Society
and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology -

 

AND DON'T MISS THESE!

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Large assortment of Kansas postcards

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Posters and limited edition prints by John Cody.

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Note cards, matted prints and limited edition artwork by Brent Langley.

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Note cards - $2.50

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Matted prints - starting at $40.00

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Limited edition prints, starting at $80.00

Prairie Gold, by Sharon Leiker

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Note cards and original paintings by Sharon Leiker

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Note cards (shown above) - $10.00 for box of eight

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Paintings from $195

 

Note Cards

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Note cards by Thane Rogers

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$3.25 each (3 examples shown above)


 
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"Images From Nature" note cards by Judd Patterson

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$4.95 each (4 examples shown above)

 

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Natural history books and DVD's - for adults and children.

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A large selection of Great Plains Nature Center promotional items such as: caps, clothing, cups and window/holiday ornaments.

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Edible insects, insect candy and sunflower seed candy!

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We have a great selection of nature-themed t-shirts, with GPNC monogram on the sleeve.
Adult Sizes: $16.95 & $17.95  We have children's shirts also!

 

We have some nice hats and canvas bags too!
Priced from $12.95 - $18.00

PLUS many more items too numerous to mention!

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MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES

Our multimedia educational resources include numerous CD-ROMs, CDs and DVDs. 
Some of the notable titles are:

Tallgrass Express String Band

We have the new CD from Kansas' own
Tallgrass Express String Band!

"Clean Curve of Hill Against Sky"

Songs from the heart of the Flint Hills! - $14.99

 

Common Birds: book + CD

"Common Birds & Their Songs"
by Lang Elliott & Marie Reid - $22.00

 

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Several different animal sound titles, including:

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Peterson's "Birding by Ear" and "Field Guides"

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"Music of the Birds: A Celebration of Bird Song" by Lang Elliott

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The Calls of Frogs & Toads

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A Guide to Wildlife Sounds

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The Songs of Insects

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A Guide to Night Sounds

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Calls of Ducks and Geese

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KID STUFF

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Folkmanis: hand and finger puppets

Children's t-shirts for your little nature lovers. With GPNC monogram on the sleeve.
Sizes T4 - Youth L

$12.95

Assorted Bingo Games

by Lucy Hammett

$14.95

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Wild Republic: plush critters.

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Really cool beanbag size critters that give off their sound when squeezed!  
Certified by the Audubon Society and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

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Toysmith: nature toys, games, rubber critters.

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Critter viewers

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Craft project kits

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Houses for Bugs, Ants and/or Burrowing Insects: From $9.99 to $14.99

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NEW!  Kids Kits: $10.95 - $14.95

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Kaleidoscope

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Crystal Growing

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Paper Recycling

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Questions or comments?  Send Email to Jim Mason Spidey
Or write us at: 
Great Plains Nature Center
6232 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS 67220-2200             Call:  316-683-5499            Fax:  316-688-9555