The Switzer family lives on the eastern edge of the Nebraska Sandhills, an iconic region of the Central Great Plains. The Nebraska Sandhills rise from the north edge of the Platte River Valley and spread to the west, encompassing nearly 20,000 square miles of contiguous wind-blown sand dunes—the largest such region in North America.
Are there fewer migratory birds this year? Are crops growing? How do water levels in the river fluctuate from one season to the next?
Scientists and citizens alike answer these questions by monitoring change over time. Photography is a powerful way to do that — and it’s fun too!