On the first weekend of each month from May until October, visitors to Fort Atkinson Historical Park near Fort Calhoun can experience how life might have been lived at the first U.S. military post west of the Missouri River. The fort was established in 1820 and was active until 1827.
Row Sanctuary reported Thursday that the sandhill crane migration along the Platte River between Grand Island and Kearney is at or near its peak this weekend. Estimates are that 680,000 cranes – plus or minus 70,000 are roosting on the river. While the waterfowl may be enjoying the weather, the extremely wet conditions have restrictedContinue reading “Crane migration nears peak along Platte”
In making my reservation for the Audubon Crane Fest this year I signed up for the Calamus Outfitters Prairie Chicken Tour on the Switzer Ranch at Calamus, NE. On a gray morning my tour companions and I boarded an old school bus to travel to the prairie chicken lek, or “booming grounds.” We sat quietlyContinue reading “Prairie chickens dance at Switzer Ranch”