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A Gathering of Cranes — POSTPONED

November 5 2011 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge
12985 East U.S. Highway 50
Seymour, IN

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*Update: Warm fall weather has slowed the sandhill cranes’ southern migration, and as a result the birds have not arrived yet at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. We are therefore postponing the outing scheduled for this Saturday, November 5th, and rescheduling a new date soon. Please check back on http://www.hecweb.org/news-events/calendar-of-events/ for the rescheduled date.*

Please join us for an outstanding outdoor experience – witnessing the sandhill crane migration at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge near Seymour.

We will gather at 4 pm eastern time at the refuge visitor center.  Weather may be inclement, so please be sure to wear warm clothes and bring rain gear.  And, don’t forget your binoculars or spotting scope.

Thousands of Sandhill cranes migrate from the northern Great Lakes states to Florida, and back north every year, with many of them passing over Indiana.  Muscatatuck National Refuge, Indiana’s first national wildlife refuge, has become a popular stop over point for the birds as they fly south in the fall.

Google map directions are available at the refuge website: http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=31530<

Sponsors: Winding Waters Group of the Sierra Club and the Hoosier Environmental Council.