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Archive for March, 2016

Searching for Spring

Posted: Thursday, March 24th, 2016 @ 7:59 pm in Plants | Comments Off on Searching for Spring

Two thirds of the way through March is the beginning of the season we call spring. Often those in the colder parts of the country celebrate with snow shovels, digging out from a late winter storm. [Originally written in 2009] Headlines such as last year’s are not unusual: March 21, 2008 – EARLY SPRING SNOWSTORM […]

Cranes Congregating Along The Platte

Posted: Sunday, March 13th, 2016 @ 1:43 pm in Birds | Comments Off on Cranes Congregating Along The Platte

The earliest birds arrive while winter reigns along the Platte River in central Nebraska. Leaving their wintering grounds in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico, most of the world’s population of lesser sandhill cranes follow an hourglass-shaped migration route that reaches its narrowest point where it crosses the Platte. Here the birds pause for almost […]

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