"Sky Dance": Observing the Courtship Display of the American Woodcock
April 18, 2011 at 7–9 pm[2h]
Minneopa State Park
Come experience one of the grandest spectacles of nature: the aerial courtship display of the male American Woodcock. Coined the "sky dance" by legendary ecologist Aldo Leopold, the display of these chunky, softball-sized birds begins a few minutes after sundown and lasts for an hour or so into the night, a ritual that can be both seen and heard by observers. Leader Bob Dunlap, Arboretum Naturalist. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
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