Author Archives: John Kennington

Woodward Tornado

You may have heard on the news that Woodward, Oklahoma was hit by a large tornado on Sunday, April 15, resulting in six deaths, many injuries, and many homes and businesses destroyed. Despite that very horrible news I am happy to report that … Continue reading

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Sat. Photographer’s Package is Full

We are at capacity on Saturday for the Photographer’s Package. We still have about 4 spots open on Sunday.

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Festival Poster

Here is the Festival poster, featuring Jan Martin McGuire’s wonderful painting.

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The painting by our featured artist, Jan Martin McGuire, is complete! We will use this painting for our festival poster, and limited edition prints will be available for purchase at the festival.

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Greater Prairie-Chicken Viewing Full

The trek on Thursday, April 26 to view Greater Prairie-Chickens is now full, and we cannot accept any more registrations.

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Noppadol Paothong Joining Us At Festival

I received a call a few days ago from photographer Noppadol Paothong’s office. He was interested in being part of our festival. If you don’t know Noppadol is a world-class photographer from Missouri, where he photographs for the Missouri Dept … Continue reading

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Photographer’s Packages

Sue Selman suggested we may want to consider offering something special for photographers. And we have now come up with a plan, called the “Photographer’s Package”. If anyone has a suggestion for a jazzier name, let me know! It will … Continue reading

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Jan Martin McGuire to be our 2012 Featured Artist

I’m thrilled to announce that Jan Martin McGuire has agreed to be the Featured Art for the 2012 festival! Jan in an internationally known wildlife artist from Bartlesville. I first met Jan some 20 years ago after we moved to … Continue reading

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Greater Prairie-Chickens Added to the Schedule!

This is exciting! With the help of Dwayne Elmore, we have lined up a private ranch in Osage County (in northeast Oklahoma, next to the Nature Conservancy’s Tallgrass Prairie Preserve) on which to offer viewing of Greater Prairie-Chickens! We will … Continue reading

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Jeff Gordon to be 2012 Keynote Speaker

I have just confirmed that Jeff Gordon will be our keynote speaker for the 2012 Festival! And no, we are not pursing a NASCAR sponsorship! Jeff is the new president of the American Birding Association, and we need to show … Continue reading

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