By MIKE COURSON
Great Bend Post
Wildlife experts estimated there were some 200,000 geese using Cheyenne Bottoms last Friday. That makes the fall migration a perfect time for the Great Bend Public Library to roll out its new adventure packs. Circulation Manager Lisa Zier said the library has four of the packs available for checkout.
"The original adventure pack was a gift from the Audobon of Kansas," she said. "It's a very nice backpack. Each backpack contains one adult set of binoculars, two child-sized pairs of binoculars, and three different field guides."
Audobon of Kansas gifted the four sets that include field guides for identifying birds, butterflies, and phases of the moon, but library staff has built an even better adventure pack.
"We got information from Cheyenne Bottoms, Quivira, and a few other places in the area and we put together maps, more field guides, bird lists," Zier said. "There's a birding bingo in there. There's all kinds of stuff."
The adventure packs may be checked out by anyone with a Great Bend Public Library card in good standing. The packs have a two-week checkout period.