Cranes of Wisconsin
Thursday, August 5, 2021
6:00 pm – Social with Big Cedar Lake as a backdrop, Cash Bar & Bites
7:00 pm – Program
Cedar Lake Yacht Club
4734 Yacht Club Drive
Hartford WI 53027
Many cultures consider cranes spiritual birds. Discover more about these magnificent creatures with a focus on the Cranes of Wisconsin. Wisconsin is home to the most common species of Crane and the rarest. Learn about the history of Sandhill Cranes in the State and their comeback from only 25 pairs, about Wisconsin’s role in the reintroduction of Whooping Cranes and their comeback from the brink of extinction.
Join us on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at the Cedar Lake Yacht Club for this fascinating program by Naturalists, Janet and Andy Raddatz. Many of you may remember Janet from her Bat Program in 2019. In 1992 Janet and Andy learned about the Annual Midwest Crane Count that is coordinated by the International Crane Foundation. They participated in that count and have done so every year since. In 1998 they began coordinating the Sheboygan County volunteers.
With annual trips to the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, they continued to learn about Wisconsin’s only native crane, the Sandhill. In the late 1990s they learned that there was going to be a second migratory flock of Whooping Cranes established to fly between Wisconsin and Florida. Janet and Andy quickly became supporters of this monumental feat and have continued to follow the reintroduction effort.
There is no fee for this event, but please let us know you are planning on attending. Program seating is limited to 75 people.