Friday, April 18, 2014

Planting Trees in Illinois, Watching Prairie Chickens in Iowa

From the April 3, 2014, USA Today "State-By-State."

ILLINOIS-- Volunteers plan to plant more than 200 trees to replace those lost in Gifford in November's tornado. Two dozen tornadoes touched down in Illinois November 17, 2013. We didn't have a tornado, but I lost a tree that was knocked down by high winds as well as some large branches off another one that day.

IOWA-- People are invited to come out and watch prairie chickens do their courtship ritual dance at Kellerton. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said the Annual Prairie Chicken Festival will start before dawn April 5th at the Grand River Grassland Bird Conservation Area.

Dance, Chicken, Dance!! --RoadDog

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