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  • Welcome Back the Cranes at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Center

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    Name: Welcome Back the Cranes at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Center
    Date: March 25, 2023
    Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
    Event Description:

    Welcome Back the Cranes to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge! 
    *8:30 - 9:30:  Spring Migration Arrivals. Join Visitor Services Manager, Katie Goodwin, at the Observation Tower to discover which migratory birds have returned. Meet at the Observation Tower Parking Lot.

    *10:30 - 11:30:  Program - Learn About "Whoopers" at the Refuge.   We will look at how the North America’s tallest birds spend more than half the year right here in Wisconsin! 

    10:30 & 1:45: I Love You Unconditionally read-aloud

    11:30-12:45: Chili Lunch available for those interested (donations accepted)

    *1:00 - 1:45:  Program - What Was it Like?  Meet Mark Nipper and Angie Maxted, two members of the ground crew during the early years of Whooping Crane recovery at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. The couple will share photos and stories about their work with the cranes and what it was like to live on-site at the refuge. 

    Hands-on Crane Activities: The following family friendly activities are tables to visit at your own pace between 10:00 & 2:30. No registration is required. 
    Throughout the Day:
    Children’s Crane Discovery Challenge
    Crane art & Photography exhibit/sale
    Adopt-A-Crane Program
    Pat Dobrinska, illustrator of I Love You Unconditionally book signings
    Silent Auction items

     Reservations required for events with *, register by calling 608-565-2551
    Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
    N11385 Headquarters Road
    Necedah, WI 54646
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, March 25, 2023
    8:30 AM-2:00 PM
    Contact Information:
    Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 240 Railroad St, Reedsburg. (608) 524-2850
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