Greater Sage Grouse dance

19 Apr

Early morning Sage Grouse dance east of Muddy Mountain

Third grade teacher Cindy Cobb is famous for her field trips. The most famous field trip is to see the mating dance of the Greater Sage Grouse, which is amazing. The kids have to show up to the school at 5 a.m. or so to board the bus for the dancing grounds on our lambing grounds. Last year when my grandsons McCoy and Tiarnan were in third grade, they missed the cool field trips because the coronavirus had closed the school, This year, the fourth graders joined the third graders on the trek to see the lek where the male grouse dance and hoot in their attempt to attract the hens. Wyoming Game and Fish Department Biologist Phil Damm accompanied the students on the bus and explained what they were seeing. These kids know the ways of the birds and the bees!

McCoy looking our the bus window


Posted by on April 19, 2021 in Events, Nature and Wildlife


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2 responses to “Greater Sage Grouse dance

  1. John

    April 20, 2021 at 4:57 AM

    Wow! It must be spring in Wyoming.

  2. Lyle McNeal

    April 20, 2021 at 5:45 PM

    Nice timely shot of the Sage Grouse dancing, and McCoy too. I’ve always loved the smell of sagebrush too, especially after a rain storm. Keep it up, Sharon.


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