Monthly Archives: June 2009

Male sage grouse strut and call for mates as Tom Beard counds them in the background during the breeding season on this Lek, or mating ground, in the Black Rock desert north of Gerlach. Sage Grouse return to the same remote areas each year to prance and strut and try to attract a mate for a few weeks each spring. The BLM needs volunteers to reach these remote locations and observe and count the grouse at each site to try and get a handle on how healthy the Sage Grouse population in Nevada really is.

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