March Field Trip – Othello Sandhill Crane Festival

March 23, 24 and 25, 2018

Something a little different this month: Instead of a group field trip, we encourage everyone to make individual plans to attend the 21st annual Othello Sandhill Crane Festival a short 1-hour and 45-minute drive from Walla Walla. Learn about the spring return of Sandhill Cranes, channeled scab-lands created by Ice-Age Floods and much more.

Go for the day or stay overnight, but make your plans early as many of the tours fill up quickly, especially those led each day by Mike and MerryLynn Denny. Also, you might want to attend lectures by Mike on native bird habitat adaptations and Tim Parker, Whitman College professor, on sagebrush ecosystems.

In addition to numerous tours and lectures, there will be children’s programs, guided walks, exhibitor and vendor displays and much more. Another option is to take a self-guided tour of the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge.

Check out the festival brochure by Clicking Here then make your plans and have a great time.

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