Birds of Goose Lake Prairie
One of photographer Don Blecha’s favorite places is Goose Lake Prairie in Illinois’s Grundy County. Its 2,537 acres, is the largest remnant of prairie left in Illinois. Buffalo, wolf and prairie chicken once inhabited the area as well as Native Americans who hunted and planted corn, squash and beans. Birds that are often overlooked because of their size and coloring are some of Blecha’s favorite subjects when he roams the prairie with his camera.
All photos copyright Don Blecha 2008. All rights reserved.