Prairie Chicken Workshop April 24-25, 2004 Prairie Wetlands Learning Center Fergus Falls, MN Bluestem Nature Conservancy.

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Prairie Chicken Workshop April 24-25, 2004 Prairie Wetlands Learning Center Fergus Falls, MN Bluestem Nature Conservancy Glyndon, MN Plan The very first moment 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Arrive, check in, visit the trails in the event that you wish.
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Prairie Chicken Workshop April 24-25, 2004 Prairie Wetlands Learning Center Fergus Falls, MN Bluestem Nature Conservancy Glyndon, MN

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Schedule Day One 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Arrive, check in, visit the trails in the event that you wish. 1 – 2 p.m. Presentation: Doug Hedke, Fergus Falls DNR Supervisor and Prairie Chicken Society Member. 2-3:30 p.m. Presentation: Teresa M. Jaskiewicz, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Prairie Wetlands Learning Center 3:30 – 4 p.m. View the voyaging Prairie Chicken Trunk, 4-4:30 Snack Break 4:30-5 p.m. Prairie Chicken Viewing Blind Etiquette 5 p.m.- 7:00 Dinner at the Rothsay Caf㩠(15 miles) for some country, west focal Minnesota environment and a view the world’s biggest prairie chicken. 7:00 Return from supper with decisions of taking after exercises: *Rest and unwind, visit with individuals. *View the Bell Live! Feature (60 minutes), “On the Prairie”, which was filmed at the Nature Conservancy in 1999 – the spot we will be going to on Sunday. *Video on winged animal movement.

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Schedule Day Two 3:45 a.m. Sharp!! Withdraw for the Nature Conservancy, in transit, you can decide to bring the light breakfast (juice, organic product, muffin) in the event that you require vitality. Utilize the restrooms! Go simple on the espresso! 4:45 a.m. Must be out of vehicles strolling to blinds, about ¼ mile. 4:50 a.m. In blinds 5:15 a.m. Optional gathering flight to visit prairie territories of Wilkin County (no blinds, yet see chickens from the vehicle). 5:20-7:30 What you have all been holding up for…Prairie Chicken Booming. This is top season so the length is 1.5 - 2 hours. No leaving blinds when winged creatures are available. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Back to PWLC 8:45-9:30 a.m. Breakfast 10-11 a.m. Forces that Created the Prairie 1 mile interpretive trek. 11 – 11:30 a.m. Ceremony, hand back checks and CEU authentications. 11:30 – noon Pack up, tidy up, leave.

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Prairie Wetlands Learning Center Fergus Falls, MN The Prairie Wetlands Learning Center is an outside classroom including 325 sections of land of local and restored prairie, more than 2 dozen wetlands, and an oak savanna. An exceptionally outlined patio nursery draws in local pollinators and gives an enticing outside lab to the study and labeling of ruler butterflies. You can cross through this characteristic asylum by means of four miles of trails for an opportunity to see everything from bugs, ducks, and birds of prey to muskrats and deer.

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Bluestem Prairie is a broad remainder of "a limitless ocean of common grassland" that at one time secured the whole Red River valley. It is additionally one of the most noteworthy quality prairie destinations in the U.S. Existing in the Glacial Lake Agassiz bed, it contains two noteworthy shorelines, the Norcross and Campbell Standlines. Uplands contain mesic tallgrass prairie, while low swales contain wet blacksoil prairie with sedge glade and calcareous fen groups. Plant species found here incorporate the uncommon sticky false asphodel, salt and slim cordgrass, little white woman shoe, and scirpiform sedge. Uncommon fauna species incorporate superb fritillary, melissa blue, prairie vole, fields pocket mouse, northern grasshopper mouse, Henslow\'s sparrow, upland sandpiper, marbled godwit, eastern meadowlark, loggerhead shrike, and more noteworthy prairie chicken. Blinds for survey the prairie chickens\' romance conduct in April are accessible by reservation through The Nature Conservancy Bluestem Prairie office (218) 498-2679. Visit in right on time spring, when pasque blossoms sprout and prairie chickens blast and move, and again in late summer to see bursting stars and sunflowers in sprout. Bluestem Prairie SNA

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Professional Dakota Prairie Chicken Dancers

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Our own Prairie Chicken Dancers Part of our day we learned of the social significance and imagery of the prairie chicken to the Dakota. We likewise took in the Prairie Chicken Dance.

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Faces of the Great Plains Our Prairie Wetlands Learning Center educator Teresa M. Jaskiewicz U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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Prairie Chicken Capital of the World Rothsay, MN Participants had supper at the Rothsay Truck Stop, by the world’s biggest prairie chicken.

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The brisk riser gets the dance… Our experience began at 4 a.m. as we trekked out to the survey blinds on the Bluestem Prairie. As the morning moved along and murkiness turned out to be light, the review blinds could be seen.

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We are still wakeful! Time to go and begin our day. Looking at the historical backdrop of the Bluestem Prairie

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Interpretive Prairie Hike and drafting new individuals into the Loyal Order of MAGErs MAGE chief, Dr. Dave Lanegran, accepting another pin for his Loyal Order of MAGErs strip.

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More photographs on the prairie close Fergus Falls, MN

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Candid shots…. Go ahead and do that prairie chicken move Ed and Jane…. The Trepp’s choosing supper at the Rothsay Caf㩠Truck Stop.

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Fun was had by All you do is lift your feet…. Mary M. is holing up behind l

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