Calendar of Events for 2012 Central Nebraska Migration Season

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February

February–April 8—Cranes 101 classes, Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, Alda

Feb. 11–May 8—Sandhill cranes migration tribute of 19th–21st-century art, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney

Feb. 17–April 1—Wings Over the Platte Exhibition and Sale, Stuhr Museum, Grand Island

Feb. 24–25—Photograph Nebraska Symposium including presentation by Joel Sartore, Hastings Museum, Hastings

March

March 1–April 15—American White Pelican Spring Migration, Harlan County Reservoir

March 1–31—Spirit of the Cranes Art Show and Sale featuring Rick Rasmussen (closed Sunday), Prairie Winds Art Center, Grand Island

March 3—Wild About Nebraska Speaker and Event Series: Art demonstration with Patty Scarborough, Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, Alda

March 4—Wild About Nebraska Speaker and Event Series: Will Locke, “Headwaters of the Platte,” Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, Alda

March 6–April 1—Handmade origami cranes display, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney

March 7–April 8—Sandhill crane spring migration blind tours (reservation required), Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, Alda

March 7–April 9—Crane Behavior Workshop, Rowe Sanctuary, Gibbon

March 10—Wild About Nebraska Speaker and Event Series: Jeff Kurrus, author of “Have You Seen Mary?” children’s book, Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, Alda

March 11—Daylight Savings Time begins

March 11—Wild About Nebraska Speaker and Event Series: Raptor Recovery Program with live birds of prey, Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, Alda

March 15–18—Rivers & Wildlife Conference (registration required), Audubon Nebraska, Kearney

March 17—Wild About Nebraska Speaker and Event Series: Dr. Paul Johnsgard, “Winter and Early Spring Birds of Nebraska,” Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, Alda

March 18—The Inspiration of Cranes conducted by Hank Lentfer, author “Faith of Cranes,” Rowe Sanctuary, Gibbon

March 18—Wild About Nebraska Speaker and Event Series: Dr. Bill Beachly, Hastings College, Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, Alda

March 23–31—White Pelican Homecoming Celebration, Alma, Orleans, Nelsen’s Landing/North Shore near Republican City

March 23–April 1—Crane Watch Festival, Kearney, Minden, Gibbon

March 24—Crane Carnival, Rowe Sanctuary, Gibbon

March 24—Gibbon Crane Breakfast at Gibbon American Legion

March 24—Wild About Nebraska Speaker and Event Series: “The Big Morning” field trip with Greg Miller (preregistration required), Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, Alda

March 24—Wild About Nebraska Speaker and Event Series: Wildlife photography workshop with Randy Hampton, Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, Alda

March 24—Wild About Nebraska Speaker and Event Series: Greg Miller, “Swamps, Mountaintops, and Cheap Motels: My Big Year Travelogue,” Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, Alda

March 24—Wild About Nebraska Speaker and Event Series: Greg Miller, “The Big Year: The Triumph of Nature and the Human Spirit,” Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, Alda

March 25—Wild About Nebraska Speaker and Event Series: Dr. Jerry Kenny, Platte River Recovery Implementation Program, Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, Alda

March 25—Wild About Nebraska Speaker and Event Series: Dr. George Archibald, International Crane Foundation, “Reintroducing the Whooping Crane,” Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, Alda

March 28—“Sandhill Cranes” with Laurel Badura, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney

March 28—“Crane Song” with Paul Johnsgard, Merryman Performing Arts Center, Kearney

April

April 20–22—2012 Prairie Chicken Festival, Calamus Outfitters, Burwell

 

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