Sandhill Crane Viewing and tour of Willa Cather's Red Cloud

"Legends and stories nestled like birds in its branches" The changing ecology of the Great Plains"

Friday, March 23, 2018
5:15am - 3:30pm

Sandhill Crane Viewing and tour of Willa Cather's Red Cloud

March 23, 2018

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Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary in Gibbon, NE, and the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, NE have partnered to create this once in a lifetime Sandhill Crane viewing opportunity.

Join us for this event, which will begin at the Rowe Sanctuary at sunrise, where we will enjoy a viewing of the Sandhill Crane migration within one of the Sanctuary’s blinds. Following the blind experience, we will travel to Red Cloud for a tour of the many Cather-related sites in and on the outskirts of town, including Cather’s childhood home, and end with a visit to the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie.

Participants will meet the bus for both dates at the west entrance of the Holiday Inn in Kearney to be transported to Rowe Sanctuary before sunrise. Learn more about Willa Cather and the ecology of central Nebraska during the bus ride from Gibbon to Red Cloud, Willa Cather’s childhood home. This trip will include a guest speaker, State Poet, Twyla Hansen.

 Reserve your spots for the March 23 event today! Register here.

Admission: $75 per person. Lunch and transportation will be provided.

Trip Itinerary

8:00-9:00 am - Time in Rowe Sanctuary Visitor Center and Gift Shop

9:00-10:15 am - Travel to Red Cloud 

10:15-10:30 am - Restrooms, drinks, intros 

10:30 am - 12:00 pmWalking tours of Willa Cather's Childhood Home, the Harling House and Grace Church

12:00 - 1:15 Lunch, with Twyla Hansen, Nebraska State Poet.)

1:15 - 1:55 pm  Travel and Tour the Burlinton Depot  and St. Juliana Falconieri

1:55-2:15 pmTime at Willa Cather Prairie

2:15-3:30 pmTravel back to Holiday Inn

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