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July Artist of the Month

Crane Trust is pleased to announce Pat James as our featured artist through July 28th.

Pat James’ art is inspired by the pastureland she calls home along the Missouri River, near Lynch, Nebraska. Pat uses digital photography to document and interpret the landscapes, including natural and man-made elements.

Her art is both familiar and surreal, and…

BUFFALO STAMPEDE 5K AND KIDS’ MILE

Join us on Saturday, July 18, 2015, for the Crane Trust’s 3rd Annual Buffalo Stampede 5K and Kids’ Mile. The Stampede will be run on historic Shoemaker Island – a beautiful expanse of native Platte River habitat. The 5K is open to runners and walkers of all ages and…

TRACKING THE SANDHILL CRANES’ JOURNEY TO THE MIDWEST

In the Crane Trust Winter e-Newsletter, we touched on our partnership with researchers from Texas Tech University in order to deploy GPS tracking devices on four Lesser Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis canadensis). The cranes were fitted with the tracking devices while at their winter grounds in northwest Texas near Muleshoe…

2015 Migration Overview

A regional biologist told some interested birdwatchers that the cold weather could delay peak Crane Migration until early April. After some investigation of Sandhill Crane data by the Crane Trust’s Lead Biologist, Andy Caven, it does appear that our numbers are a bit low comparing to recent years for this same…

Crane Trust Welcomes Genetically Pure Bison Home

The Crane Trust hosted an event celebrating the arrival of a herd of 41 rare, genetically-pure bison to 4,500 acres of Crane Trust land along the Platte River. The bison herd – descended from a genetically-pure herd raised on a ranch near Crawford, Nebraska, arrived in three stages: cows and calves first…

BUFFALO STAMPEDE 5K–JULY 20, 2013

First-Ever Trail Run/Walk on Historic Platte River Island Showcases Nature’s Beauty

With final preparations underway for the Crane Trust’s first-ever trail run on historic Shoemaker Island, I couldn’t help but marvel at the beauty of this land and the incredible diversity of plants and wildlife that it supports. The fun-for-all…

RUN WILD FOR HABITAT: 2nd Annual Buffalo Stampede & Family Event

Run Wild for Habitat (or Take Your Time and Walk!)

The Crane Trust’s
BUFFALO STAMPEDE
5K Trail Run * Kids Mile * Family Event
Saturday, July 19, 2014
The Crane Trust is holding its 2nd Annual Buffalo Stampede 5K Trail Run and Family Event Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Crane Trust Nature &…

Chimps, Cranes and Conservation Come Together at the Crane Trust: Presentation by The Jane Goodall Institute

Wood River, NE- Chimps, cranes and conservation converge this Saturday in an amazing display of nature and its interconnectedness when Bill Wallauer of The Jane Goodall Institute takes center stage at the Crane Trust’s Wild About Nebraska speaker and event series.

Wallauer’s presentation, “Chimpanzees and Conservation Around the World”, will…

Sports Illustrated Photographer Kicks Off Another Wild About Nebraska Weekend at the Crane Trust

Wood River, Neb–Internationally acclaimed Sports Illustrated photographer Bill Frakes will kick off another Wild About Nebraska weekend this Saturday, March 16, at the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center. Frake’s presentation, titled “Frakes Takes—My Life in Photography”, will start at 11:00 a.m.

Based in Florida, Frakes hails originally from Nebraska,…

Birds of Prey Take Center Stage at Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center

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Birds of Prey Take Center Stage This Saturday at Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center

Wood River, Neb–Hawks, falcons, vultures, and owls, oh, my! These amazing birds of prey that ply the Nebraska skies will star in a special live presentation this Saturday, March 9, at the Crane Trust…