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,…

Update on the Crane Trust’s Growing Bison Herd

The Crane Trust’s herd of 63 plains bison has become familiar with the Platte River’s lowland riverine grasslands throughout 830 acres of our Shoemaker Island property, bringing with it a breathtaking and unmistakable sight upon our prairies. The hierarchical leader is a 9 year old bull, with a diverse…