From DNR Education Coordinator Stacy L. Iwanicki:
Training Workshop at Volo Bog State Natural Area – Sunday, March 25 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Crane Count – Saturday, April 14 5:30 – 7:30 am
Early birds… imagine sitting in the cold predawn hours, awaiting the awakening of cranes.
First sounds might be the call of a cardinal or robin as the sky begins to lighten.
Then the trumpet of a crane just beyond view. Then another.
Volunteers are scattered about McHenry and Lake Counties, joining volunteers in six mid-western states to take what in essence is a point-count survey of the cranes where they slept.
Data including details of the cranes’ behaviors is entered on-line into a database that is accessed by scientists of the International Crane Foundation and beyond
New crane counters must attend the training workshop open to adults and interested youth ages 15 & older.
To register, email email@example.com or phone 815-344-1294 and share name(s), phone number and ages of minors.
Volo Bog State Natural Area is an Illinois Department of Natural Resources site located at
28478 W. Brandenburg Road
Ingleside, IL 60041