Richard Mattson — a professor in the department of horticulture, forestry and recreation at Kansas State University — views wildlife at Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary south of Gibbon. The center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Nature trails are open daily dawn to dusk until the start of the sandhill crane viewing season March 2 to April 6. For more information, call 308-468-5282.
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 1:00 pm
GIBBON — More than 12,000 people visited the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at the National Audubon Society’s Rowe Sanctuary southwest of Gibbon this spring for the sandhill crane migration.
Lisa Karnatz, a development associate at Rowe, said visitors came from 50 countries, including Nepal, Bhutan, Tanzania, China, Russia and New Zealand; all 50 states; and from across Nebraska. Visiting groups included the Jane Goodall Institute and International Crane Foundation.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 1:00 pm.