Mormon Island Restoration

LOOKING Closer

Located on Mormon Island on lands owned and managed by the Crane Trust, this camera views a former corn/soybean crop field that was rested from cultivation and seeded with native prairie species in 2019. Images capture successional changes in the field across time and provide visual data to accompany ground-based biological monitoring. The restored field is located adjacent to the main channel of the Platte River near one of the most actively used crane roosts in the central Platte.

Look Out For

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Sandhill Cranes

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Landscape Covered in Frost

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Coyote Trudging Through Deep Winter Snow

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