JAS November ProgramBob Gress, Director, Great Plains Nature Center
Volume 29, Issue 3 november 2004
Bob Gress is director of the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita. He is a 1976 graduate from Emporia State Universitywith an M.S. in Environmental Biology. Bob and his wife Mary Butel enjoy traveling and have photographed wildlife in wild places across the continent. His photos have appeared in a wide variety of magazines and in more than twenty books, includingKansas Wildlife, Watching Kansas Wildlife, The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals and the Kaufman Focus Guideto Mammals of North America.For our program, Bob will be sharing stories behind the photo-graphs in his new book, Faces of the Great Plains, Prairie Wildlife, recently published by the University Press of Kansas. Copies of the book will beavailable for purchase and Bob will be happy to personalize them. Join us November 11, 2004, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Ver-mont St., Lawrence.
From the jacket cover of
Faces of the Great Plains, Prairie Wildlife
Photographs & field notes by Bob Gress, Text by Paul A Johns-gardThe Great Plains are America’s biological melting pot, drawing creatures from surrounding regions tocreate a rich diversity of wildlife. Here are pronghorn in the shortgrass, rattlesnakes underfoot, and golden ea-gles soaring skyward. Here too, pockets of bison can still be found, recalling yesterday’s thundering herds. Anunprecedented partnership between two great observers of the region,
Faces of the Great Plains
provides keeninsights into and thoughtful reflections on both prairie wildlife and the art of nature photography. Especially inthe wake of increasing threats to the prairie’s habitats, it should foster a new appreciation of the region’s abun-dant fauna, inviting us all to see the land
through new eyes and to join in the preservation of these naturaltreasures.
JAS Birdseed Sale
The second birdseed sale of the season will be held on Saturday, December 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to1:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont Street. Books and feeders will also be available at thesale. A pre-order form is included in this newsletter or you may order your seed by contacting Linda Lips at785-842-2300, Pam Chaffee at 785-887-6868, or Cynthia Shaw at 785-842-0475. You can also find the formon the JAS website.The last birdseed sale of the bird-feeding season will be January 29, 2005.