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Annual Midwest Crane Count

Saturday, April 17, 2021 

5:30 – 7:30 AM 

(Throughout the Upper Mid-West) 

Each year in mid-April, over 1,000 volunteers travel to their local wetlands and favorite birding locations to participate in the Crane Count. This annual survey of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes spans over 90 counties in six states of the upper Midwest (Wisconsin and portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota). 

To participate in the Crane Count you first need to contact your County Coordinator to be assigned a site and receive additional instructions. Click here to view the listing of county coordinators. See Counter Information at: to download your data sheet, instructions for entering your data, and other useful links. If your county is not involved and you are interested in becoming a County Coordinator, contact the International Crane Foundation’s Crane Count Coordinator at 608- 356-9462. 

For those wishing to participate in the Southern Walworth County area please contact us (Lakeland Audubon Society) to be assigned a specific location to count in.

Native Plant Sale

Our 2021 Native Plant Sale has begun.

Do you like to garden? Would you like to help the birds and support our chapter? If so, you should consider patronizing our native plant sale. It’s back this year and we think it’s going to be just as fun as it was last year. For those of us who are gardeners, it can be really exciting to see how a new species of plant will do in our yards and gardens. It’s even more exciting (and rewarding) to see birds, pollinators and other forms of wildlife benefiting from your work. If this is your thing, start gardening with native plants this Spring. Already an avid backyard naturalist or native plant enthusiast? Then I urge you to add a few more species of native plants to your landscape. Because as we all know, variety is the spice of life.

To download and print an order form, click on the link below the image.

LAS Native Plant Order Form-2021-1LAS Native Plant Order Form-2021

Bird Walks at Big Foot

Saturdays, throughout the year (9:00 – 11:00 AM)

Join us for a Bird Walk near the shores of beautiful Geneva Lake. We will follow the park’s trails while on the lookout for birds and other wildlife. Meet in the main parking area to the right of the entrance station a little before 9:00 AM. A state park sticker: $28 or daily pass: $8 ($13, $3 if age 65 or older) is required to enter Big Foot Beach State Park.
Kevin Dickey – or 1 (262) 729-9702
Big Foot Beach State Park – N1550 S Lakeshore Drive, Lake Geneva, WI
Check the Events page for a listing of scheduled bird walks – Click here!

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