Every April, the Greater-prairie chicken dances at dawn. Typically people can assist researchers by sitting in a blind to watch and log the mating of this unique Wisconsin species. Due to the continued concerns of close interaction during the Covid pandemic, the 2021 Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival is a virtual, online experience. Register for a wide variety of programming from April 12-17 at: https://www.showtix4u.com/events/WIPrairieChickenFestival. Note: The event is free, but spots may be limited, so registration is required. Donations are also accepted.
This year's festival includes a wide variety of information:
Scientific and literary legacies of the late Drs. Frederick and Frances Hamerstrom featuring the Greater-prairie chicken and other grassland species and their habitats,
Benefits of rotational grazing and other grassland management techniques,