Fun Friday: Struttin’ His Stuff




From 2009, this male Greater Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) is “booming” on a prairie “lek”, in north-central Missouri: “Booming” refers to the rather eerie noise the male makes, by filling his air sacs, then exhaling in several, short bursts. This behavior is performed to attract the females (hens) for mating. And the “lek” refers to […]

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Displaying on the Lek




Today’s post features a few images I captured in 2008, while guiding for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and The Nature Conservancy, at the Greater Prairie Chicken lek located on the prairie at Dunn Ranch. Every spring, the males would gather on the lek. The “lek” is the short grass prairie, where the prairie […]

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Fun Friday: Booming Birdie




Today’s Fun Friday post comes from a prairie located in north-central Missouri, where a small group of Greater Prairie Chickens (Tympanuchus cupido) reside. For several years, I have been a tour guide for the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Nature Conservancy, leading groups to a covered blind when the prairie chickens are actively seeking […]

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