This is where we share our connection with nature through the insights of poets, authors, and artists.  Those insights, and our conversations about them, help us appreciate our rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands, and the living things that share them.

Wading Journal – October 2022

By G.B. Heron | November 7, 2022

Here is the second issue of our Wading Journal.  Read about World Migratory Bird Day, Zeke’s fishing with the seine, and more.

Kansas Wildlife and Parks Magazine Articles – August 2022

By G.B. Heron | September 29, 2022

The current edition of the Kansas Wildlife and Parks magazine has an helpful article on kayaking and two excellent articles on fishing. With their permission, we have included links to…

Fly Fishing the Milford Tailwater

By Brayden Shumaker | August 6, 2022

The state of Kansas isn’t known for its moving waters, nor is it known for spectacular smallmouth bass fishing, but that’s exactly what we found on the Republican River below…

Wading Journal – May 2022

By G.B. Heron | June 3, 2022

The inaugural issue of our print Wading Journal. The Wading Journal has been a key part of our plan since we opened our shop! This first issue contains a collection…

Duck Stamps and Bluebills

By Bob Marsh | July 8, 2021

In late June the US Postal Service started selling 2021 “duck stamps.” Duck stamps – officially, Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps – were first issued in 1934 for…

Wading into the Conservation 30-30 Plan

By Bob Marsh | May 17, 2021

Over the past few months the new administration has started to spell out its promised conservation plan. First, with President Biden’s Executive Order 14008 and then with last week’s release…

Spirit of Place: Great Blue Heron

By G.B. Heron | April 20, 2020

By William Stafford Out of their loneliness for each othertwo reeds, or maybe two shadows, lurchforward and become suddenly a lifelifted from dawn or the rain.  It isthe wilderness come…

Waiting Heron – A Haiku

By Bob Marsh | April 15, 2020

Patiently wading The heron waits for the time To step into flight.