Thursday, March 10, 2011

Join Us This Weekend at the Center..

We are now open every day 8a.m. to 6p.m.

The Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center is a must stop when your in the area for sandhill crane and outdoor activities. Our Wild About Nebraska Event Series kicks into high gear this week with the following events and happenings.

Guided crane viewing tours every day. Click here for more information.

Saturday March 12

We will be featuring Dr. Paul Johnsgard at 1 p.m. who will be speaking about his recently published book "Sandhill and Whooping Cranes: Ancient Voices over Americas Wetlands".

Brian “Fox” Ellis will perform “Animal Tales” program. 2 p.m.
Brian “Fox” Ellis is a performer and storyteller who will entertain the entire family. He has performed across the country in the character of John-James Audubon, Edgar Allen Poe and Charles Darwin.

Jorn Olsen will be signing his photo new book “Across a Wide Horizon”. 11 a.m.
Landscape Photographer
Jorn Olsen will be signing his new book “Across a Wide Horizon”.

Cedar Hill Vineyard & Gardens wine tasting 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Check out these Nebraska Grown Wines from
Cedar Hills Vineyard!
Brianna: Created from the sweet Brianna grape with flavors of pineapple and a finish of pumpkin spice.
Annevar Blush: This wine is flavorful and delicate, yet fruity in quality with a charming bouquet. Delightfully delicious!
Taste these and many more of Nebraska’s great wines!

Sunday, March 13

David Freeman will be speaking about his new book “Implementing the Endangered Species Act on the Platte Basin Water Commons” 1 p.m.
David Freeman has followed the formation of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program and has written a book that chronicles the program from inception to implementation. He will be discussing the program and signing copies of his new book.

Joe Duff Operation Migration pilot . 2 p.m.
Joe Duff is the Chief Executive Officer for
Operation Migration and over the past 10 years has led Whooping cranes in migration for a combined distance of more than 13,000 miles. In 2010, Duff’s personal aircraft went on permanent display beneath the nose of the Concord at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. Joe will be presenting a multi-media program about Operation Migration.

And looking ahead to March Saturday, March 26. Calling all wildlife photographers!

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