Tag: lesser prairie chicken

Where Have All The Naturalists Gone?

Written by | April 5th, 2010

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It’s fashionable now for conservationists to diss naturalists as caring about wildlife more than people. Time to give that contempt a rethink, says the Conservancy’s Matt Miller.

State of the Birds 2010: Aridlands, Grasslands, and Forests

Written by | March 18th, 2010

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Birds of aridlands, grasslands and forests will be least affected by climate change, according to the State of the Birds 2010 report. But that doesn’t mean these species are out of the woods.

The REAL Chicken Dance

Written by | May 1st, 2009

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Most of you probably missed it, but last weekend marked the 8th annual High Plains Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival in Milnesand, New Mexico (its hard to find, though I’ve put a picture above to help out!). I’ve been a participant and field trip leader for the festival for many years and it’s one of the highlights […]

State of the Birds: Grassland Birds Are Not Looking Good

Written by | March 23rd, 2009

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The U.S. State of the Birds Report analyzes bird populations by habitat types — and the habitat that most jumps out at me as of great concern is grasslands. The grassland bird indicator in the report clearly shows that these species are doing consistently worse than those in other habitat types. Grasslands also have a […]

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