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Bill Oligmueller, Platte River State Park on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Bill Oligmueller, the new Superintendent of Platte River State Park near Louisville, NE comes to my Great Outdoor Radio Show Saturday morning. Below is a pic of Bill.  He’s a great guy and possesses much park experience. You’ll get to know him on the program! Bill and I have a lot to talk about with reference to Platte River State Park which I regard as one of the more scenic ones we have in our Nebraska state park system! Of …

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Don’t forget the Kestrels

Remember our “other” webcam that is placed on top of and provides an intimate view inside an American Kestrel nestbox located on on the north side of the NGPC headquarters building.   These little falcons have also been active and also have four eggs (it is my understanding the Peregrines now have 4 eggs, but I have yet to catch a glimpse).  The link to this webcam is below: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/wildlife/webcam/kestrel/index.asp Enjoy!

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THE RIVERS LEAST-FLOATED

While working the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show yesterday, I was reminded about a couple Nebraska rivers not floated much that have nearly constant water levels year-round being spring-fed by the massive Ogallala Aquifer. That reminder was prompted by a good friend in Nebraska’s outdoor recreation scene – float trip outfitter Mitch Glidden of Mullen, NE. Mitch, along with his wife – Patty (she really runs things, sorry Mitch), own and operate Glidden Canoe Rental and the Sandhills Motel …

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Glaucous-winged Gull photo gallery

Finding rarities is just one of the great joys of birding.  A few photos are below of a near adult or adult Glaucous-winged Gull which Carlos Grandes and I found at Lake Ogallala on 16 February 2013.  Glaucous-winged  Gulls are a west coast species and, if accepted, this would be a fourth state record.  All photos are by Carlos Grandes.

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GO OUTDOORS ON FREMONT’S KHUB RADIO TUESDAY MORNINGS

One of the assortment of radio programs I do for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is a weekly, lively, LIVE, 25 minute interview segment Tuesday mornings from about 8:35 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. CST on Fremont, NE news/talk radio station KHUB 1340 AM and also via its website at http://myfremontradio.com/ I team up with morning show host and outdoorsman Matt Price who does an outstanding job! You may remember Matt Price from the Man Vs. Food Nation TV show …

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Nebraska Champion Tree Program by Mike Groenewold

If you are bored on a cold, winter day and don’t mind burning some $3 a gallon gas, you might check out some unique, large trees growing in Nebraska. Many Nebraska Communities have extraordinary trees growing in their parks and public right-of-ways. Some are native species while others are long lived, successful introductions. A list of the largest of each species and their location is published by the Nebraska Forest Service within their Nebraska Champion and Heritage Tree Program. This …

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