February Program

Sandhill Cranes & the Annual Midwest Crane Count
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7:30 pm.
Manchester College Student Union, Hoff Room, North Manchester, IN

Mark Weldon, Animal Curator of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, will speak of all things Sandhill Cranes, and specifically the Annual Midwest Crane Count. Every year since 1982 an early spring census of breeding Sandhills has been conducted in the upper Midwest under the auspices of the International Crane Foundation. The Count began in Wisconsin and has now spread to 6 midwestern states. Last year was Indiana’s first count (yes, Sandhills do breed in Indiana). The Indiana count began largely through Mark’s efforts and he is the state coordinator for the count.

Enjoy a fascinating presentation on the natural history of Sandhill Cranes, the status of Sandhills in northeastern Indiana, and information on the Midwest Crane Count and how you can participate.


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