NEBRASKA’S MAGNIFICENT SANDHILL CRANE MIGRATION

Each spring, more than half a million sandhill cranes swoop into the Big Bend region of Nebraska’s Platte River. They spend several weeks here, resting and feasting before heading to their northern breeding grounds in Canada, Alaska and Siberia. Watching them fill the skies is an enthralling experience I was fortunate to experience. Read my […]

HOLIDAY MAGIC IS IN THE AIR: ‘Illumination’ light show at Morton Arboretum, Lisle IL

‘Illumination’ transforms Morton Arboretum into an enchanted forest. Bundle up, and take a hike through a woodland of bedazzling lights and synchronized sound. The “Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum” spectacle in west suburban Lisle is more brilliant than ever. Now in its fifth year, it is fast becoming a family tradition. Read the […]

TALKING WITH: MACNEIL LYONS, TOUR GUIDE at YELLOWSTONE INSIGHT

MacNeil Lyons is a private tour guide and founder at Yellowstone Insight in Gardiner, Montana. Year-round, he escorts small groups through Yellowstone National Park. He also is a published writer, photographer and naturalist. During a recent media trip hosted by Yellowstone Country Montana, MacNeil was our guide for a day. He provides a lavish picnic breakfast, […]