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2013-11-27 23:02:28

Top-rated birding and nature tour company, Naturalist Journeys, announces a return to Kearney, Nebraska along braided channels of the Platte River, where tour participants can experience the migration of hundreds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes with expert guides. Lincoln, Nebraska (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top Nature Tour Company, announces their annual March Nebraska Platte River Guided Birding Tour of the famous Sandhill Crane Migration. The company’s expert...

Prairie Chicken Mostly Unaffected By Wind Power
2013-07-11 05:32:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Wind power development does not strongly disrupt greater prairie chicken populations and has no impact on nest site selection, female reproductive effort, nesting success or the overall population of these grassland birds, Kansas State University ecologists reported on Wednesday. These conclusions were based on an investigation of the impacts of wind power development on the demography, movements, and population genetics of...

2008-09-24 12:00:19

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Communications Manager, Sarah Bray, +1-713-265-0310, or Cell, +1-832-226-2116, or Fax, +1-713-265-0365, sarah.bray@horizonwind.com, of Horizon Wind Energy, LLC Company Sets Standard with Unprecedented Conservation Efforts in Kansas KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Wind Energy, LLC, a leading wind project developer, owner, and operator, signed an agreement today with the Ranchland Trust of Kansas [RTK] and The Nature Conservancy of Kansas...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By John David Sutter, The Oklahoman Aug. 3--A plucky little bird in northwest Oklahoma -- known for its comical mating dances in which it patters around like a jittery wind-up toy -- has found itself pitted against an unlikely environmental foe. Huge power-generating wind turbines are expected to pop up all over the lesser prairie chicken's habitat in coming years, and biologists say the development could push the birds onto the endangered species list or even into extinction. "We're...

2008-07-06 12:00:14

The low, booming sounds produced by greater prairie chicken cocks accounts for the common reference to their leks as "booming grounds." ... On a quiet spring morning, these sounds can carry as much as two miles across the open prairie, serving as an audible beacon to prairie chicken hens. - Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web site, www.kdwp.state.ks.us By Jan Biles THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL MANHATTAN - Kansas State University biologist/researcher Robert Robel believes prairie...


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Sharp Tailed Grouse, Tympanuchus phasianellus
2013-10-07 11:50:53

The Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) is a prairie grouse of medium size. It has also known as the sharptail, and is known as “fire grouse” or “fire bird” by Native American Indians because of their reliance on brush fires to keep their habitat open. Six extant and one extinct subspecies of Sharp-tailed Grouse have been described. This grouse along with the Greater Prairie-chicken and the Lesser Prairie-chicken make up the genus Tympanuchus, which is a genus of grouse...

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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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