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A Narrative in Five Parts: Sandhill Cranes

Witnessing an ancient ritual play out by the Platte River

Ⅰ. It is 19 degrees at 6 am in mid-March in Kearney, Nebraska.  I am in a bird blind at the Rowe Sanctuary awaiting the fly-off of sandhill cranes. There are hundreds of thousands of cranes – murmuring, purring, babbling among themselves.…
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by: Marianne Werner – March 10, 2017


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