Jeff Walk is back on "Outside" at 4:30 p.m. today to talk about the changing landscape and habitat in Illinois and what it means to the outdoors, with a side on the meaning of prairie chickens.
"Outside" airs from 4:30-5 p.m. Mondays on WKCC-FM (91.1), a start-up public radio station in Kankakee. Click here for online listening options.
Walk, the science director for the Illinois chapter of The Nature Conservancy, goes through the changes of the landscape of Illinois and what they mean now.
I was the one who led him into the talk about prairie chickens, a bird with very strange courting rituals and some odd connections to conservation issues over the decades in Illinois.
Last Monday, Walk spent the show discussing the gathering of information for Illinois Birds: A Century of Change.