Prairie Pocket Gopher
Geologic period: Modern
Plains Pocket Gopher, Geomys bursarius
Did you know?
The Flint Hills Discovery Center explores the geology, biology and cultural history of the Flint Hills – the last remaining tallgrass prairie in North America.
The Center educates visitors about the unique ecosystem of the tallgrass prairie, inspires them to become actively engaged in exploring firsthand the Flint Hills region and all it has to offer, and ultimately, to become better stewards of this important ecosystem.