Snapping Turtle The oldest and largest Common Snapping Turtle in the world resides at the Schramm Educational Center south of Gretna, NE. Over 80 years old and weighing 95 lbs, he is a crowd pleaser at feeding time. As ferocious as he looks, a head scratch from his handler is always welcome. Thought for the … Continue reading Big Snapper
This is a "So What?!" shot; a fallen tree with a boring railroad bridge in the background. Well, whoopee-to-do. Not so fast, my friends. From a distance, this looks like any other railroad bridge crossing the Platte River, known to be a mile wide and a foot deep. At one time it was the Missouri … Continue reading So What?
Nebraska's Schramm Park Aquarium and Nature Center has an area for bird watching. Sitting comfortably within spitting distance to several bird feeders, several binoculars are available to observe the birds. Additionally, there is a small video screen that displays close-up photos of all of the bird varieties that come to the feeder. This makes … Continue reading Short Cut