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NEBRASKAland Magazine

Published by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission since 1926, NEBRASKAland Magazine is dedicated to an engaging mix of outstanding photography and informative writing, highlighting Nebraska’s outdoor activities, parks, wildlife, history and people.

Why I take My Kids Outside in Winter – Part 3

By Jamie Bachmann, Wildlife Educator This is the third and final installment of why I get my kids outdoors in the winter. Read Part 1 here: https://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2022/02/why-i-take-my-kids-outside-in-winter-part-1/ Read Part 2 here: https://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2022/02/why-i-take-my-kids-outside-in-winter-part-2/ Reason #4 – Learning Preparedness When I was little, I lost so many gloves and mittens. My mom would get frustrated trying to find replacements on our way out the door. And there were multiple Halloweens when I whined about having to put my coat over my awesome …

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She Goes Outdoors Podcast: Schramm Education Center

She Goes Outdoors Podcast · Schramm Education Center Schramm Education Center near Omaha is a state-of-the-art educational center that allows visitors to learn about aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems through unique, interactive exhibits. Or, step outside for even more educational opportunities. You will want to visit Schramm after this episode! Learn more: outdoornebraska.gov/schrammeducationcenter/ About She Goes Outdoors: Join a team of all-female hosts from Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa to learn a little, laugh a lot and get inspired to get outdoors!To learn …

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Estimating Duck Migration

Estimating Migration Chronology of Ducks in Nebraska By Cynthia Anchor, waterfowl biologist The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York, developed the eBird platform to offer birders a way to store and organize birding media, species lists, counts for single birding events, and “life lists”— complete lists of every bird species seen by an individual — at county, state, national and global scales. Since the release of eBird in 2002, birders have contributed more than 60 million checklists containing …

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Why I Take My Kids Outside in Winter – Part 2

By Jamie Bachmann, Wildlife Educator This post is a continuation of the list of reasons why I coax my children out of doors on cold winter days. Read Part 1 here: http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2022/02/why-i-take-my-kids-outside-in-winter-part-1/ Reason #2- Accepting Change and Learning to Adapt What is your favorite season?  While I don’t think I have a favorite season, I have been able to recognize that what I enjoy most about the seasons are the moments of change between them. I love the relief that …

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Why I Take My Kids Outside in Winter – Part 1

By Jamie Bachmann, Wildlife Educator Wow — the last couple days have been beautiful during this prairie winter, and warmer temperatures are forecasted to hold out through the weekend. I’m sure many of us are grateful for a reprieve from frozen nose hairs, children crying from painful, cold, red fingers, and the time it takes preparing kids to get out the door. I left the house this morning with no gloves at all. No gloves!  I don’t even know where …

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She Goes Outdoors Podcast: How to Help Pollinators

She Goes Outdoors Podcast · How we can help the pollinators How You Can Help Pollinators Habitat is becoming increasingly critical as pollinator numbers decline. She Goes Outdoors is partnering with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever to develop hands-on education that will focus on what you can do to help the pollinator population. Guest Anna Swerzcek with PF/QF expresses her excitement for our upcoming project and partnership. Learn and get involved: www.pheasantsforever.org About She Goes Outdoors: Join a team of …

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Common Woodpeckers of Nebraska

By Amber Schiltz Woodpeckers are special birds known for exactly what their name describes — “pecking” at wood. Using their strong beaks to drill into living or dead trees helps them look for tasty bugs, build cozy nests for their young, and even allows them to talk to one another by the the sound of their drilling. Woodpeckers have incredible adaptations, or tricks, to help them drill. This includes a stiff tail that keeps them from falling as they drill …

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She Goes Outdoors Podcast: Virtual Conservation Careers & College Fair

She Goes Outdoors Podcast · Virtual Conservation Careers & College Fair Virtual Conservation and College Fair Are you interested in a career in conservation? Learn how you can get involved in the greater conservation community by joining Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s Conservation College and Virtual Career Fair on Feb. 3. Guest Marissa Jensen explains how this career fair will work and how you can participate. Agencies and organizations, nationwide will be connected, ready to talk with you. Career Fair …

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Roadside Viewing in Nebraska

Alternative Routes and Scenic Drives Best Ways to Travel Through State Desoto National Wildlife Refuge Drive the roads through the Desoto National Wildlife Refuge one afternoon and there’s no telling what you’ll see. Located 25 miles north of Omaha on Highway 30, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, ring-necked pheasants, waterfowl and bald eagles are visible from roads. A vehicle entry fee of $3 is charged, but waived for those with a The DeSoto Refuge annual pass ($15.00), Federal Duck Stamp and …

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Pronghorn Research

By Dr. Andrew Little, University of Nebraska-Lincoln In February 2021, Dr. Andrew Little at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Ranglack at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and biologists with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission began a 2-year study designed to identify critical ranges, temporal and spatial distribution, habitat use, migration corridors and survival of pronghorn in western Nebraska. This project is a collaborative effort amongst the University campuses, Game and Parks and more than 300 private landowners. This …

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