Return of Heath Hen?

Heath Hen, a subspecies of Greater Prairie-Chicken, was last seen on Martha Vineyard in March 11, 1932. The last of Heath Hen was named “Booming Ben” and his story captivated many people, including me. Recently an article in Martha Vineyard Times caught my attention....

Heath Hen – Trip to Martha’s Vineyard

(The pink line indicates my trip to Martha’s Vineyard.) After two plane connections, two hours of driving, and one hour on a ferry, I finally arrived at Martha’s Vineyard, the place where the Heath Hen was last seen. It was a daunting task – ‘What should I...