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A Guide to Summer Birding in Lawrence, Kansas

Cover Photo Credit: Red-Winged Blackbird by Catherine Mullhaupt/Audubon Photography Awards Summer means baby birds. Our permanent and summer residents have built nests literally everywhere—eaves, crooks of trees, shrubs and thickets, hollows, the open ends of pipes, and even on the ground—with the…

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A Guide to the 4th Annual Kaw River Roots Festival

The fourth annual Kaw River Roots Festival returns to Downtown Lawrence June 21 to 23, 2024. Lawrence, Kansas, known for its vibrant cultural scene and deep-rooted musical heritage, welcomes music enthusiasts from far and wide to the 2024 festival. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Kaw…

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A Journey on the Prairie Pour Tour

Never one to turn down the opportunity at a crisp beverage and good eats, I recently embarked on the Lawrence leg of the MET&L Prairie Pour Tour. This fun, free passport is a joint collaboration between the Kansas cities of Manhattan, Emporia, Topeka, & Lawrence that aims to introduce locals and…

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It’s Time for Summer Street Parties in Lawrence

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some dancing in the streets. May is arguably one of the funnest months of the year because everything really starts to pop off in Lawrence. Though you’ll really need the stamina for June, there’s a good amount to look forward to in May. With the more…

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Regional stars and big tours are rolling through Lawrence in April

With April being a big touring month for bands, we’re seeing a lot of big name shows roll through the Lawrence area this month thanks to our access to large and mid-sized venues. Though some are already sold out (Kublai Khan, Jessie Murph) or close to selling out, there are still plenty of…

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A Guide to Spring Birding in Lawrence, Kansas

Cover Photo Credit: Northern Shoveler by Ed MacKerrow/Audubon Photography Awards Though we hardly had a winter, spring is coming nonetheless. I’ve already had my first case of poison ivy from wearing short sleeves on an 80-degree late February day. And the birds are rushing to catch up. Male…

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