Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Crane field trip from Indiana Dunes State Park
A field trip to view the annual sandhill crane migration at Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area with Indiana Dunes State Park interpretive naturalist Brad Bumgardner will be Nov. 10.
Space is limited, and advance registration is required.
Participants should meet at the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center at 2 p.m. CST. A short introduction will explain the history and status of cranes in Indiana. Then the group will bus to Jasper-Pulaski FWA to view up to 20,000 cranes as they head for their evening roost. The trip will finish at the Indiana Dunes nature center around 6 p.m.
Cost is $20 for adults, $5 for children under 18. Children under 3 are free.
The cost of the trip includes entrance to the state park, travel to and from Jasper-Pulaski and light refreshments.
Support for the trip comes from the Northwest Indiana Migratory Bird Association (NIMBA).
For more information and to register, call (219) 926-1390.
Indiana Dunes State Park is at 1600 North 25 E., Chesterton, 46304.
Brad Bumgardner, State Parks & Reservoirs, (219) 926-1390.