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Annual Midwest Crane Count is Saturday

The volunteers – about 2,000 expected across the Upper Midwest – are ready. They’ve met with their county’s Crane Count coordinators to  review the basics of visually identifying cranes, and how to identify them by sound as well. 501 more words

Spring Babies

Sandhill cranes.  Wesley Chapel, Florida.  April 2014.


Sandhill Season on the Little Snake

When the Sandhill Cranes show up, we know it is a sure sign of spring. Some oversummer, and some stop by, then migrate northward. It is clear they are committed to the change of the seasons.

Nature And Wildlife

Sandhill Wingspan

Spent several hours driving the dirt roads paralleling the Platt River in Nebraska where the Sandhill Cranes were feeding in the surrounding corn fields.  With about 175,000 Sandhills in the area, there were plenty of photo op’s.  87 more words


{ Sandhill Cranes on the Platte River }

Words can’t describe the sky-splitting sound of ten thousand cranes taking flight at one time. Pictures can’t really, either*, but if you get the chance to see one of nature’s greatest shows, it’s definitely… 74 more words


Finding Home

Apr. 6, 2014

Genesis 28:16-17

Then Jacob woke up. “God lives here!” he exclaimed in terror. “I’ve stumbled into his home! This is the awesome entrance to heaven!” 486 more words

Sandhill Cranes

I returned recently from the crane festival in Nebraska, where I witnessed hundreds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes take off at sunrise from the Platte river. 132 more words