Friday, October 17, 2014

Cranes


Whooping Crane
We finally made it to the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

Here is the only place in the world where you can see all 15 species of cranes which are among the rarest birds on earth. These graceful birds are a delight to see and hear.

Cranes the largest of all birds.
We saw the endangered whooping crane, a native to Wisconsin and hear about the work the foundation does to hatch and reintroduce them to the wild.

Wattled Crane


Pair of Blue Cranes

Grey Crowned Crane


















Complimenting these beautiful creatures were amazing murals, a welcoming gate and sculpture in the gardens.


























Enjoy a short video of some Sandhill  Cranes.

video

2 comments:

  1. It was not what I expected but impressive none the less. Who ever knew there were so many different kinds of cranes?

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  2. Isn't that place fabulous? Marti and I were there the year they were finishing up on all their renovations, so I imagine it's pretty spectacular about now.

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