Tue, Oct 16 , 2018
4:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area
102 E Crex Ave,
Grantsburg, Wisconsin 54840
Hundreds or thousands?
Since historic times, Greater Sandhill Cranes have congregated by the thousands every autumn in the marshes and ponds now called Crex Meadows, located on the north side of Grantsburg, WI. People likewise gather to witness the sight of seemingly never ending strands and haunting sounds as the birds seek and settle into shelter for the night. Perhaps this is your year to experience anew or again this enduring ritual.
Meet at 4 PM at the Visitors Center (VC) at Crex Meadow State Wildlife Area in Grantsburg WI. We will talk briefly about the cranes, Crex, and carpooling and leave from the VC about 4:30 returning about 8:15 to the same parking lot. The VC closes at 4:30 PM.
There might be a group carpooling from the Twin Cities about noon; check with Louise in early September if you are interested in that.
Directions to Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area, 102 E Crex Ave, Grantsburg, Wisconsin 54840
Take I-35 North to the Rock Creek/Grantsburg Exit (Highway 70), approximately 34 miles from Forest Lake. Take exit and turn right (EAST) on Highway 70. Follow for 15 miles (into Wisconsin) to the stop light in Grantsburg. Turn left (NORTH) onto Pine Street. Follow the goose signs through town to the VC, located on the NE corner of the junction of County Rd “D” and County Road “F”. It is 52 miles from Forest Lake to the VC. Meet at 4 PM in the VC parking lot to form carpools and then go to view hundreds and probably thousands of Greater Sandhill Cranes.
Register with Louise Eidsmoe 651 231 0453 firstname.lastname@example.org
Easy. In an effort to not spook the cranes, we stay close to the cars.
Dress for cooling temperatures during the evening, bring spotting scope if you have one, sunscreen, bug spray, and a brimmed hat. We will carpool from the Visitors Center.
Louise Eidsmoe 651 231 0453 email@example.com
Chase Davies 651 633 1663 firstname.lastname@example.org