The Nature of Phenology 2/29/20: Partridges in Winter

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn
Host: Hazel Stark

Most folks across the ruffed grouse’s range know them by that name, though if you have spent any time talking about wildlife in Maine, you likely know them by their colloquial name: partridges. Whatever you call them, partridges are chunky ground birds about the size and shape of a small chicken, but draped in the mottled gray, brown, red, and tan trappings of a wild bird.

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