Prairie chicken presentation Nov. 10


OREGON – The Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County invites the public to a free presentation on Prairie Chickens.

Peggy Farrell, Environmental Educator and Outreach Specialist at The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point will be speaking Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Kickapoo Center, 1919 N. Limekiln Rd., Oregon.

She will present photos, facts, stories and videos to tell the status of the protected bird. The spring mating ritual in which the male bird stomps his feet, raises his “ear feathers,” jumps, cackles and whines. He inflates the bright orange air sacs on the side of his head and calls a low and resonant whoo doo zhoo. The annual spring mating ritual of the male prairie chicken, known as "booming," is an equal treat for the eye and ear. 

Come and find out all about these fascinating creatures. Children and welcome in the company of an adult. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. For more information please call 815-973-4926.