Sandhill Crane Fall Migration Outing

Schedule and Location

(Sold Out) Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Bus departs from Parking Lot 21 at 9:30 a.m.

Fees and Registration

$95.00 member
$112.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

Visit the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Refuge to observe and learn about the fall migration of the sandhill cranes.  Each fall, thousands of migrating cranes descend on the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife area. Imagine flocks of huge birds with 7-foot wingspans kiting into Goose Pasture as you watch through a spotting scope on the viewing platform. We’ll spend the afternoon hiking the trails at local natural areas and then arrive at Jasper-Pulaski about an hour before sunset as the cranes begin to gather to watch them eating, gabbing, and dancing. Join us to explore this unforgettable autumn ritual.

Instructors: Denis Kania and Renae Frigo, St. Charles Park District
Notes: Held entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather. Bus transportation and a box lunch included. Please meet at Parking Lot 21. The bus will begin boarding at 9:00 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. departure. Limit 45
Supplies: Please bring field guides and binoculars, water and snacks. Spotting scopes and cameras will come in handy if you have them.

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Course Details

This class is Sold Out. Please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 if you have any questions or to be wait listed.