When the Sandhill Cranes have left

Ben Dumas


  • Kayaking

  • Bird Watching

  • Ecotourism

  • Bike Tourism

  • Biking

  • Hiking


f you could see Nebraska through my eyes, you'd see thousands of acres of prairie, maintained in their historic integrity by the Crane Trust, providing a rare glimpse back in time.

For six weeks in late winter and early spring, this land along the Big Bend Region of the Platte River is home to one of the world's greatest wildlife migrations as over half-a-million sandhill cranes gather for sustenance and safety. But outside of this great migration, the Crane Trust remains a spectacular place to explore.

If you could see this place through my eyes, you'd see endless opportunities to explore and immerse yourself in this prairie outside of the hustle of the migration.

You'd see the ever-changing Platte River which can be navigated by kayak, providing a unique vantage point of the surrounding prairie ecosystem.

You'd see an expanse of natural trails which can be explored with a fat bike, allowing for a one-of-a-kind way to traverse the prairie.

You'd see a genetically pure herd of bison, hundreds of species of birds, native wildflowers, and innumerable prairie grasses and other wildlife, giving photographers of any level the opportunity to capture incredible moments.

You'd see countless opportunities to explore a piece of Nebraska that looks like it did hundreds of years ago.

My name is Ben and this is the Crane Trust through my eyes.

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