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: http://www.savingcranes.org 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.
Bird Walks at Big Foot
Saturdays, throughout the year (9:00 – 11:00 AM)