When visitors couldn’t get into the center, the Crane Trust decided to use the internet to open the center to the public.

Bailey said an online store was new for January.

Alyx Vogel, an assistant to the center, “spent many hours adding all of our gift shop inventory to our website (cranetrust.org),” said Bailey of Apparel, Artwork, and Gifts. “

In February, the Crane Trust started its virtual crane tours.

“It was a successful opportunity for anyone interested in cranes, migration, and the Platte River to sign up as members to safely follow the migration and for the Crane Trust to offer guided tours,” said Bailey Across the US and in other countries, log in every day to watch sandhill cranes migrate in 2021. The feedback on the new tours was excellent. “

The nature and visitor center was reopened on May 1st.

“We’re excited to see visitors and volunteers back to normal,” said Bailey.

And the returning visitors greet the bison. “At this point we have 14 bison in the pasture east of the visitor center, four of which are calves.”