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julie geiser

Julie Geiser is a Public Information Officer and NEBRASKAland Regional Editor based out of North Platte, where she was born and still happily resides. Geiser worked for the commission previously for over 10 years as an outdoor education instructor – teaching people of all ages about Nebraska’s outdoor offerings. She also coordinates the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program for Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC). Geiser went on to work in marketing and writing an outdoor column for the North Platte Telegraph before returning to NGPC in her current position. She loves spending time outdoors with her family and getting others involved in her passions of hunting, fishing, camping, boating, hiking and enjoying Nebraska’s great outdoors.

Waiting for a mink

Well here I sit waiting for a mink. I so wanted to get some awesome pictures of this mink that was diving through open holes in the ice and swimming under the water and ice in search of a tasty meal. The mink came up through the open hole in the ice with a small bluegill. Believe me it was soooo cool to watch. The snow is coming down this morning and I am starting to get cold waiting to …

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Sandhill Swans

Today was a great day in the sandhills!! The day was windy and partly sunny but it made for a great day of viewing 14 trumpeter swans on a sandhills lake. I love the sandhills! There is so many cool places to see and take in. Anyone that can get away for a Sunday drive should consider a drive to the sandhills of Nebraska. These 14 swans were simply beautiful to watch, they are a massive bird. It was with …

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Ice at Swanson Reservoir – Julie Geiser

My drive to Swanson Reservoir today made for a great scenic day! It was a bit windy but despite the wind it was beautiful. The lake is open with ice only along the north edge of the lake. Come on walleye!! Anyway…for some reason I was totally infatuated by the ice that had gathered along the edge of the reservoir. The video and pictures I took do not do the scene justice. It literally looked like diamonds floating on top …

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Don’t forget our feathered friends

Had a request for this recipe…It is a good one for those of you that like feeding birds! Suet is an excellent source of energy and be purchased or made very inexpensively. This recipe was handed down to me from a North Platte native. It gives birds nutrition during the winter months and won’t freeze and become inedible when it gets cold; use 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup lard, 2 cups oats, 2 cups cornmeal, 1 cup flour, 1/3 …

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