The Cranes



Every spring, 80% of the world’s Sandhill cranes stop in central Nebraska USA as they migrate north to their summer home. They arrive as early as Valentines Day and remain in the area for five to six weeks. This traditional timepiece has taken place for millions of years. Cranes stay together for life.

The Platte River, which runs east to west through the state, is perfect for this majestic bird to rest, strengthen, and energize before they continue north.

But stakeholders of the river’s water have increased their interest and caused the river level to decrease – risking the loss of an entire species in our lifetime.

The beauty and enchantment of five hundred thousand cranes and the vast sky of Nebraska are the metaphors to questions of where we come from, which direction are we headed, and who has custody of the natural resources— and us?


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