Michael Pearce, The Wichita Eagle

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Past articles by Michael:

Pelicans have arrived in Kansas by the thousands

Pelicans are in Kansas by the thousands with more on the way. Many will spend the fall near Wichita. → Read More

Kansas armadillos could carry leprosy

Kansas armadillos can transmit leprosy to humans, but scientists recommend caution, not panic → Read More

5 of the prettiest lakes in Kansas

80 years later, lakes made by poor workers during the Great Depression still shine → Read More

Wild bears in Kansas? Experts say they’re already here

Expanding black bear populations in Missouri, Oklahoma, may soon have bears homesteading in Kansas again. → Read More

Kansas whitetail, mule deer study should answer important questions

Kansas biologists to use GPS technology to study the lives of mule deer, whitetails. → Read More

After devastating wildfires, Kansas ranchers pay it forward

Southwest Kansas ranchers still struggling to recover from the devastating March fire are sending aid to needy ranchers in other states. → Read More

Catching bullfrogs a rite of summer for some Kansans.

Catching bullfrogs is a rite of summer for some Kansans. The eating is as enjoyable as the catching. → Read More

50,000 purple martins are roosting in one spot in Wichita

Wichita’s purple martin roost has grown from about 10,000 to 50,000 birds in a week. Experts think viewing opportunities at Via Christi should peak next week. → Read More

When will killer bees reach Kansas?

Africanized “killer” bees have already been within a few miles of Kansas and could cross into the state with the right conditions. Experts say people need to be aware, but to not panic. → Read More

What it’ll take to get one of Kansas’ natural wonders open to the public

Little Jerusalem can be the top natural treasure in Kansas, with some help. → Read More

Photo of mountain lion lounging in Kansas cornfield is a hoax

Latest mountain lion photo is a hoax - and and an old one at that. → Read More

Purple martins staging a ‘National Geographic moment’ in Wichita

Thousands of purple martins are again gathering near Via Christi to start their winter migration. → Read More

Get the feeders ready. Waves of hungry hummingbirds are about to hit Wichita

Hummingbird migration will mean hungry birds in the Wichita area. Multiple feeders, fresh nectar will help them make the 500 mile journey. → Read More

Woman thought ring was gone forever. Until her friend saw this Facebook post

Tearful call, Facebook help unite woman and cherished ring she said “...thought it was gone forever.” → Read More

Hummingbird mom knew what she was doing building a nest on the wind chimes

Ruby, a Kansas hummingbird with a brain smaller than a grain of rice, proves to Wichita couple she’s smart, dedicated mom. → Read More

How do you overcome a fear of spiders? Spend an evening with them, of course

An assistant biology professor hopes an evening with spiders will change fear to appreciation of the arachnids. → Read More

Expensive ring the latest find for Kansas game wardens

A Kansas game warden is trying to find the owner of an “expensive-looking ring,” found at Olpe City Lake, about 10 miles south of Emporia. → Read More

That mountain lion you saw? Probably not a mountain lion – at least in Kansas

Despite hundreds of reports, confirmed cases of mountain lions in Kansas are rare, and black panthers don’t exist here. → Read More

Stories of a shark and alligator at Kansas lakes are hoaxes

Stories of a shark and alligator at two of Kansas’ most popular fishing reservoirs are both hoaxes. → Read More

Acorns Resort thriving as only resort on the shores of a Kansas reservoir.

Acorns Resort thriving as only resort on the shores of a Kansas reservoir. Amenities range from primitive camping to cabins that can sleep 12 and a full convention center. → Read More