Benjamin Ranch

LOOKING Closer

Located on a working cattle ranch in the western Nebraska Sandhills, this camera shows seasonal changes on an alkaline wetland. The western Nebraska Sandhills have a complex region composed of highly alkaline lakes and wetlands. The alkalinity is principally caused by the salts of sodium carbonate and calcium carbonate becoming concentrated in the soils due to high rates of evaporation in this semi-arid region. These wetlands are critical for nesting shorebirds, the American avocet being one of the common and charismatic species.

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June Showers

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Cows

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Coyote

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