Nature Reach Natural History Reserve
Pittsburg State University Biology Department Natural History Department

Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
(620) 235-4727

Open for group tours by Appointment

Nature Reach Natural History Reserve - Pittsburg State University
Nature Reach Natural History Reserve
Pond on reclaimed mined land

Nature Reach is an outreach program of Pittsburg State University's Biology Department and is part of the Department's Life Science Education Program. The Nature Reach Natural History Reserve is located several miles southwest of Pittsburg, Kansas. One hour group tours of the reserve include seeing 79 acres of partially reclaimed abandoned mine land and the Natural History Reserve Laboratory and Raptor Care Facility with its owls, hawks, vulture and  crow. The reserve also hosts summer camps for children.

Nature Reach also offers interactive small group programs both on the Pittsburg State campus and in schools. The campus location has a collection of wild animals which exceeds the size of most nature centers. Although there are many reptiles and amphibians, there are also fish, ferrets and a talkative Catalina macaw.

Nature Reach raptor pens
Raptor enclosures

"Beau" the Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
"Bella" the Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis

turkey vulture at Nature Reach
turkey vulture (Cathartes aura)

American Crow(Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Otis the American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Nature Reach Natural History Reserve Laboratory
The Natural History Reserve Laboratory is in a 2,400 square foot building which was dedicated in 2008


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