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Exploring Natural Alabama: Crazy for Cranes
November 12, 2017 , 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Exploring Natural Alabama series (formerly Audubon Teaches Nature) returns to Oak Mountain for its twenty-seventh year with seven great programs covering a broad range of Alabama natural history. Co-sponsored by Birmingham Audubon, the Alabama Wildlife Center, and Oak Mountain Interpretive Center, these programs are free, family friendly, and open to the public. Join us! Crazy for Cranes! with staff from Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Each winter, thousands of cranes descend upon Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur. The majority of them are Sandhill Cranes, but a precious few are federally endangered Whooping Cranes. The spectacle of immense flocks of cranes draws an equally impressive number of visitors to the refuge, each of them crazy for cranes! This program will feature a guest from the refuge who will share everything you wanted to know about these stately birds: when they arrive, where’s the best place and time to view them, their diet…everything! The details: This program will be held at the Alabama Wildlife Center (404 Terrace Drive, Pelham, Alabama 35124). Cider, punch, and cookies are available starting at 1:30—come early for conversation and refreshments! Note that while the program is free, admission to Oak Mountain State Park is $5/adults, $2 for children (4–11) and seniors (62+).