Published On: Fri, Mar 31st, 2017

Prairie Chickens and Prairie Streams to be featured on Tour

PLAINVIEW — Prairie Chickens really do dance! If you’d like to see this spring ritual, come join the Prairie Chicken and Prairie Stream Tour on April 14. You’ll have to be an “early bird” to catch the action because these birds start their antics at sunrise.
The tour begins at 5:45 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Verdigre. Board the bus for wildlife viewing and information about the Greater Prairie Chicken and their habitat. Also visit a prairie stream to learn more about the life and health of the aquatic species there. Breakfast follows back at the church. A photography blind is available on a first come-first serve basis. And don’t forget your jacket, camera, and binoculars!
The Greater Prairie Chicken is a member of the grouse family. They’re found in short grass prairie situations which are common to the open grasslands in northeast Nebraska. Prairie Chickens are known for their fantastic male courtship dance of chasing, leaping and booming noises to attract the females.

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