About the Backyard Nature CenterOwners Nick and Cathy Clausen

Nick and Cathy Clausen own the Backyard Nature Center. It has been in operation for over 28 years in Wichita. They are avid backyard bird watchers, nature lovers, and Master Gardeners with the Sedgwick County Extension Service. Nick and Cathy have been married for 42 years with three daughters and four grandchildren. Nick and Cathy stress the importance of enjoying the native wildlife and can help enhance your own backyard nature experience.


Dumped behind the store at six weeks old, Ruby is the permanent greeter and manager.