Sandhill cranes were slow to gather on the Wisconsin River near our property this fall, thanks to unusually wet and mild conditions. Still, we enjoyed a very successful crane viewing season, with roughly 30 people attending each of our sold out public crane tours. We also debuted a snug, new crane blind that shelters people from the wind, while still affording great views of the river.
And the cranes, of course, did not disappoint: They were as thrilling as ever to behold and listen to. As they begin their journey south, we take a quick look back at the season, in pictures.
All photos by Ed Pembleton © 2016.
* Editor’s Note: If you would like to join us on one of our Crane Congregations programs please contact our Public Program Coordinator Anna Hawley or sign up to receive more information.