Join us for our Annual Awards Program as well as a presentation by author and naturalist Stephen Jones on:
The recovery of trumpeter swans from just a dozen or so known individuals during the 1920s to 55,000 today is one of North America’s most heartening wildlife success stories. The recovery is vividly apparent in the Nebraska Sandhills, where after being extirpated during the late 19th century, trumpeters have returned to nest on several lakes named after them 130 years ago. Preservation of historic nesting and wintering areas has led to an increase in the Sandhills trumpeter swan population from zero in 1910 to nearly 1000 today. Steve will take us on a visit to several trumpeter swan nesting and wintering locations, including two “Swan Lakes.” He will explore with us the uniqueness of the Sandhills’ trumpeter swans; the wild beauty of their Sandhills’ nesting sites; and the tenderness, fidelity, and courage of nesting families.
Stephen Jones is author of The Last Prairie, a Sandhills Journal, and co-author of The Shortgrass Prairie, the Peterson Field Guide to the North American Prairie, Colorado Nature Almanac, Wild Boulder County, and Butterflies of the Colorado Front Range.
Join us! This program is free and the public is welcomed.