And I appreciated all the more how hard the folks in Harlan work to put this festival on the Nebraska map.
This time around, I showed slides and talked with adults about birds. Next spring, the organizers hope to get some youngsters to attend, for I enjoy introducing them to the birds in their area.
I got out for an excursion on a pontoon boat and enjoyed getting close to the groups of White Pelicans that dot the area around the Harlan County Reservoir dam.
Lots of other birds also populate the area, from Red-eyed Grebes to Baffle Heads.
I look forward to a return trip in Spring 2015.