Warmer temperatures have returned and that has set the stage for two things:
No. 1, Fishing is picking up again around the region.
No. 1, Sandhill cranes are arriving in the valley.
The return of the sandhill cranes is a sure sign of spring for me. Up to 600,000 sandhill cranes will pass through Nebraska in the next few weeks. About 150,000 to 160,000 of those birds will settle into the region, mainly between North Platte and Hershey. It is an easy drive west of town to see and hear this wonder of nature. I’ll have more about the cranes in my Sunday column.
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