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February 28, 2013 9:56 AM

Drought-starved habitat, snow hit Kansas wildlife hard

Robert Penner’s rural Ellinwood bird feeders have been busy for the past 10 days. The normal crowd of scarlet-colored cardinals, lemony goldfinches, bouncy juncos and other regulars have kept him entertained. But the building numbers of meadowlarks, tree sparrows, pheasants, quail and red-winged blackbirds have him concerned.

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