Bardgett returns for look at sandhill cranes

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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Popular Werner Wildlife Study Series presenter, Mike Bardgett, will return to present “Sandhill Cranes” Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m. The free presentation will take place over the Zoom platform.

Bardgett will cover the natural history of sandhill cranes with particular emphasis on Nebraska’s Platte River Valley, where half a million cranes come to feed, rest, and roost each spring.

According to India Hayford, museum assistant, Bardgett is a Choctaw tribal member, Audubon Society member, and a former Marine. He has a bachelor’s in wildlife management and conservation from the University of Wyoming. Following his retirement from the BLM, Wyoming State Parks, and Natrona County School District, Bardgett continues to offer his services as a naturalist to the Werner Wildlife Museum, Bureau of Land Management, and the state park system.

All winter programs held at the Werner will appear via Zoom and are free and open to all. Attendees may access links to each program via the museum’s Facebook page or by requesting a link via email from Eileen Lemm, museum assistant, at For more information, call 307-235-2108. The Werner Wildlife Museum is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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