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Experience
 the Prairie

Like Never Before 

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Where the
Genetically Pure  
Bison Return
to the Prairie

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Visit the
Crane Trust Nature
& Visitor Center

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Nature & Visitor Center
Year-Round 
Family Fun

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Book Your
 Crane Viewing 

 Tour in 2017

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Butterfly Emergence and Migration

Throughout the United States we have nearly 850 recorded butterfly species and just over six times that many moth species. This makes up the order Lepidoptera and totals about 6,230 species in the United States alone. These insects often have beautiful and distinct wing patterns that draw our eye, and butterflies are especially popular compared to other insect groups; perhaps because they are relatively easy to identify and are large enough to do so with the naked eye.

Gray Copper

This month more and more butterflies will begin crossing your path. Many resident species, or species that…

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The Great Migration