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Summer in the Sandhills: A Tree & Landscape Exploration

Friday, July 20, 201810:00 amSaturday, July 21, 201811:00 am
Taylor, Nebraska

Explore the trees, prairies and wetlands of the eastern Sandhills with good food, local brews and friends of the Statewide and Taylor Arboretum.

REGISTER NOW for July 20 evening meal: $25/adults and $20/under 18. ALSO specify participation in other events.

EVENTS include tours and talks all day Friday. Registration is required for meal and recreation counts:
• Friday Lunch from menu at Bootleg Brewers https://bootlegbrewers.com/
• Friday afternoon River Tanking or Sandhills Jeep Ecotour from Calamus Outfitters $20/person, limit of 15 people for ecotour. http://www.calamusoutfitters.com/
• Sandhills Beef Dinner and joke-telling contest at Loup County Event Center. After-dinner talks on the Nebraska Passport Program, history of the Taylor Juniper, and “An Artist’s View of Taylor” by Marah Sandoz, creator of the Taylor Villagers. After-dinner stargazing and tale-telling at Bootleg Brewers

Saturday, July 21. Drive on your own for a group tour of ecosystems with blowout prairie, a bur oak grove, and Loup River wetland plants and animals at the Olson Nature Preserve north of Albion (free)

LODGING options
• Taylor Area Accommodations: http://www.taylornebraska.com/lodging.html
• The cabins at Bootleg Brewers: https://bootlegbrewers.com/lodging/.
• Cabins and Lodges at Calamus Outfitters, North Shore of Calamus Reservoir: http://www.calamusoutfitters.com/lodging.html
• Wildlife Inn on Hwy 183, south side of Taylor - Phone (308) 942-6234.
• Crest Motel – one mile south of Taylor on Hwy183 – Phone (308) 942-3430
• Various hotels and B&Bs in Burwell and Ord