Birding

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

“Legends and stories nestled like birds in its branches”: The Changing Ecology of the Great Plains

Saturday, April 07, 2018
5:15am - 3:30pm

This event begins at on the west side of the Holiday Inn in Kearney, NE. Participants will then travel to Rowe Sanctuary and Red Cloud Nebraska.

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

April 07, 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.

 Reserve your spots for the April 7th event today! Register here.

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

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

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

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