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Main Ring Prairie

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Most of the Main Ring consists of restored tall-grass prairie in varying degrees of of quality and wetness.Walking the wet areas in April should produce Wilson’s Snipe, Sora and Virginia Rails. There have even been records of Yellow Rail (1991). This reconstructed prairie and surrounding areas are good for a number of breeding species…. Winter observations include Northern Harrier, Northern Shrike, Short-eared Owl, Rough-legged Hawk and Northern Flicker. On occasion, Ring-necked Pheasant will show up. These birds are more likely to be a part of the remnant population as opposed to birds found adjacent to the dog training area that are more likely recently released birds.

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