tallgrass prairie national preserve {beauty & buildings}

Mother's Day found us at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Strong City, Kansas. Hiking in the Flint Hills has been on our list and we made time this past weekend. This post contains the beauty and buildings from our hike, and in another post I'll details of actually hiking. It was an eventful one including a herd of bison and a herd of cattle. Let's just say we gave the kids a memorable hike.

 the tallgrass prarie national preserve located in the flint hills of kansas
is just 2 hours southwest from the kc metro area.

my favorite view of the day - the scenic overlook in the big pasture off the prairie fire loop

ground plum-not yet in bloom  

nutall's death camus

pale poppy mallow
 prairie ragwort

 white-eyed grass

wild alfalfa

one room schoolhouse

ranch house