Photo taken by L. Malaski
What are you doing next weekend? You should join us at CraneFest! The Michigan Wildlife Conservancy will have a booth with skins, skulls and information about our organization. Here are the particulars:
This is the Eighteenth Annual CraneFest and it will be held on October 13 and 14, at Michigan Audubon’s Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary, about 3.5 miles north of Cornwell’s Turkeyville, in north central Calhoun County, just south of Bellevue. For directions please visit www.cranefest.org.
CraneFest celebrates Michigan’s tallest bird, the Sandhill Crane, as they migrate south. Festivities are from noon to sunset (around 7 p.m.) each day. This is a free event hosted by Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek but there will be a small $3 parking fee that goes toward their service projects.
Some of the featured activities are nature walks, educational presentations, hands-on activities provided by local environmental groups, live birds of prey by the Michigan Hawking Club, native reptiles and amphibians by Nature Discovery on Saturday, live creatures of the night by the Howell Nature Center on Sunday and a wildlife art show with over 20 different artists.
We hope to see you there!