Last weekend was my second visit to the Highland Plains Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival in Milnesand, New Mexico. Milnesand is a little crossroad just a few miles from the state line with Texas, but it is a community big on spirit. The Festival is a joint event of the local community, The Nature Conservancy, the Grasslands Charitable Foundation, and the NM Dept. of Game and Fish. Over a three day period, participants are able to view the lesser prairie chickens on their leks (a phenomenal event of nature), and take in about a dozen other offerings including bird tours, field trips on playa lakes, local archeology, etc, etc. Plus they feed you great food all weekend. I highly recommend the experience for any lover of nature, bird watcher, or nature photographer. You can see more images and hear the birds in action on my blog.