Sunday, May 20, 2007

Quirky Stuff - The Rothsay Prairie Chicken

Rothsay, MN

The greater prairie chicken once thrived on the grasslands of western Minnesota. Today, through loss of habitat, populations have declined greatly. Around the town of Rothsay, several carefully managed areas of native prairie grasses still support these magnificent birds, giving some hope for their future. In 1975, Rothsay built this giant statue to declare itself the “Prairie Chicken Capital of Minnesota.”

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