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Sandhill Crane Migration

In mid-March, I had the good fortune to witness the Sandhill Crane migration in Grand Island, Nebraska at the Crane Trust. The Sandhill and Whooping Cranes have been migrating from Mexico through this area for thousands of years. We saw approximate 400,000 Sandhill Cranes awake to a spectacular sunrise and set off for the day to the cornfields to build up their reserves for the remainder of their journey up to Canada and as far as Siberia. We also got to see them come in for the evening to roost in the Platte River which is a very shallow river that offers the cranes protection from predators while they sleep. They “loaf” in this area for about three weeks before continuing North. We were not lucky enough to see any Whooping Cranes, because only about 600 remain of this endangered species.

I learned that this is a unique place in the world to see this stage of the cranes’ migration. The power and beauty of Mother Nature was truly awe inspiring. If you ever have the chance, I encourage you to visit the Crane Trust from late February into early April.

My love of nature and desire to be a better steward of the environment is what led me to the solar industry and to join A1A Solar Contracting. The weekend with the cranes was a great reminder of how important it is to conserve habitat to ensure the continued success of these beautiful birds. Hats off to The Crane Trust for their dedication and passion for these beautiful animals.

Aside from this amazing migration, Mother Nature has two other great powers – sunshine and hurricanes. If you are interested in taking advantage of the free sunshine to power your house or business through solar PV (photovoltaic) generated energy, please give us an opportunity to design a system for you. If you are concerned about hurricanes knocking out your power, we can also design a battery energy storage system for you to pair with solar PV.

— Ellen Castle, Business Development

A1A Solar Contracting is a certified Tesla Powerwall dealer, as well as an Enphase Gold Installer for Enphase’s microinverters and battery systems.