Incredible Journey of Prairie-Chicken

Incredible Journey of Prairie-Chicken

For years biologists have suspected that prairie-chickens could in fact travel a long distance in hopes of finding a suitable habitat. A prairie-chicken hen was trapped in western Nebraska and released in Iowa, but she wasn’t about to stay put.  Equipped with a GPS...
Leucistic Greater Prairie-Chicken

Leucistic Greater Prairie-Chicken

Last week while attending Central Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival in Wisconsin Rapid, I got a chance to observe a leucistic greater prairie-chicken.  Unlike albino, which is caused by a reduction in skin pigment, a leucistic is a condition characterized by reduced...
Central Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival

Central Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival

I had a wonderful time at the Central Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival. It is always joyful and exciting to meet people who share same passion and mission. I hope my keynote session left a good impression on the people who attended and helped them better understand...

Hybrid Prairie-Chicken

Hybridization of greater and lesser prairie-chicken is uncommon but well established in the western part of Kansas where their ranges overlap. A hybrid bird was first documented in April 2001 by a wildlife biologist who first noticed the differences in booming sounds...