Greater Prairie Chicken mating display

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
499712/65536 sec. / ISO 800
State/Province/Region
Wisconsin
Nearest Area
Rudolph
Town
Wisconsin Rapids
Brief Directions

From Madison, take Hwy 90 W, then Hwy 13 N and west on M

Description

Every spring, the prairie chicken do their mating rituals on a Lek during the month of April and May. Leks (clearings in tall prairie grasslands or booming grounds) are essential for their mating rituals and their survival. In Wisconsin, these leks are managed by the UW Stevens Point and other local conservationists. This photograph was taken in a private farm that maintains the lek.

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Date Added
December 14, 2016
Date Taken
December 14, 2016