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

March 23 and April 7, 2018

Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary in Gibbon, NE, and the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, NE

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.

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

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.

Register for the March 23 field trip here.

Register for the April 7 trip here.