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The Changing Ecology of the Great Plains

February 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 3:30 pm

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

Willa Cather loved the Great Plains and celebrated central Nebraska in her novel My Ántonia. 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.

Meet the bus for both dates at the Holiday Inn in Kearney to be transported to the 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.

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February 12, 2018
5:00 am - 3:30 pm


Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary


Rowe Sanctuary
44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States