KEARNEY COUNTY — The warbled call from the hundreds of sandhill cranes feeding in nearby cornfields was no match for the dull roar inside the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary here Saturday morning.
Dozens of visitors packed the building, which is the sanctuary's educator and visitor center, at the beginning of the Family Crane Carnival, which ran 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Keanna Leonard, Rowe Sanctuary education director, was not surprised by such strong attendance at the ninth annual event.
"With a beautiful day like today, we're going to have lots of people come out," she said. "It's just gorgeous to be out and about."