Published on: May. 3, 2012
Posted by Bill Graham
Missouri Department of Conservation
WAH-KON-TAH PRAIRIE, Mo. --Greater prairie chickens, missing for some years among the grasses at Wah-Kon-Tah Prairie, strutted and boomed again this spring in an eons-old mating ritual. Biologists, digging deep in grassland ecology to save the species in Missouri, brought them back. Now, they watch to see if this iconic but state-endangered member of the grouse family can be restored longterm to prairies where they once thrived.
Read more: http://mdc.mo.gov/ne...rairie-chickens