One of the signs of spring here in Wyoming, is the strutting of sage chickens. When we first moved to Wyoming, I remember my dad waking me up before daylight, and driving miles out of Casper to a strutting ground, also called a lek. As the sky turned, the males appear, puffing out their chest sacs, creating a drumming sound to attract females. My dad told me, “You aren’t a kid from Wyoming until you’ve seen this happen!” Well, I was turned into a Wyoming kid early… and I love seeing this every year.
Fortunately, I now live close to a lek, so I don’t have far to drive to watch them drum. As I drove out, I glanced over my shoulder and spied an early morning rainbow! Perfect timing!
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