GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) The storms that raked Kansas during the weekend left downed power lines and some closed roads at the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.
The good news is that a pair of nesting eagles at the central Kansas refuge apparently survived the storms.
The Wichita Eagle reports Saturday’s storms ripped out about a mile of power lines and poles at the refuge and uprooted about a quarter mile of trees. Several roads leading into the refuge were closed.
Barry Jones, a visitor services specialist at the refigure, says an eagle’s nest with hatchlings had survived the storm. An adult bald eagle was spotted Sunday on the nest but it wasn’t immediately clear if hatchlings in the nest had survived the storm.