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089 PRAIRIE WINGS - CANADA GEESE
Canada Geese, Platte River Valley, Nebraska. In late January, a wintering flock of canada geese take flight out of a warm water slough, headed to roost on the sanctuary of the Platte River. Warm water sloughs connected to the Platte exist primarily in native grasslands and wet meadows near the river. These natural sanctuaries are crucial foraging, resting and feeding areas year-round, but particularly during the depths of winter when used by tens of thousands of migrating and wintering waterfowl, otters, beaver and other wildlife when all other surface water sources have frozen over.