About “Mary”

“…and the sky blackened with dark, gray bodies. In the blurry confusion, John lost Mary.” So begins Have You Seen Mary?, a fictional account of one sandhill crane’s faithful search during spring migration for his lost mate. Set on Nebraska’s Platte River, nature writer Jeff Kurrus weaves a tender story of love while also teaching us about these majestic birds. Also supported by amazing images by internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer Michael Forsberg, Have You Seen Mary? will appeal to all ages in its attempt to entertain and educate readers about sandhill cranes.

Jeff Kurrus is the Editor of NEBRASKAland Magazine, an award-winning wildlife publication. He lives in Gretna, Nebraska, with his wife Laura, 5-year old daughter Madeline, and 2-year old son Eli.

Michael Forsberg is an internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer who is the author and photographer of On Ancient Wings – The Sandhill Cranes of North America and co-author of Great Plains – America’s Lingering Wild. Mike lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife Patty their two children, Elsa and Emme.