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Return of Heath Hen?

Return of Heath Hen?

Heath Hen, a subspecies of Greater Prairie-Chicken, was last seen on Martha Vineyard in March 11, 1932. The last of Heath Hen was named “Booming Ben” and his story captivated many people, including me. Recently an article in Martha Vineyard Times caught my attention....

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In 10 years they will be gone

In 10 years they will be gone

The issue of grassland grouse was brought up again in Washington DC as Congressional Republicans hope to block federal protection of these birds. The argument is that this protection will hurt energy expansion. Their plan is to prevent US Fish and Wildlife from...

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Tips for Winter Photography

Tips for Winter Photography

Winter creates unique photo opportunities for wildlife and nature photography. But extreme weather makes outdoor photography challenging, to say mildly. Countless time, I’ve seen people who aren’t dressed adequately for cold weather. Consequently, they usually can’t...

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Why Prairie Matters

This is a wonderful video on the importance of prairie in our ecosystem, sponsored by Missouri Prairie Foundation and Roeslein Alternative Energy.  Nowadays rare, native prairies play an important role in the survival of...

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