Overlook gets new signs
A scenic overlook south of Cottonwood Falls on Flint Hills National Scenic Byway now has interpretive wildflower identification markers to help visitors identify the many wildflower species and grasses in the area.
“Currently there are 16 species identified, but this number will change as new flowers bloom and others fade,” said Heather Brown, chief of interpretation for Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. “Over the winter months, the signs will be removed and replaced once the spring flowers begin to bloom.”
The overlook provides a 360-degree view of the open prairie.
The 47.2-mile byway is the gateway to the tallgrass prairie. The route begins at Council Grove and travels south on K-177 to Cassoday.