Sandhill crane event scheduled at Muscatatuck wildlife refuge

Staff Reports

Bird lovers in Jennings County have the opportunity to attend an event featuring sandhill cranes Feb. 28 at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, 12985 U.S. 50 East, Seymour.

The last weekend of February usually is a big migration time for sandhill cranes through Jackson County, and thousands could be in the area. Bird lovers can join refuge staff and volunteers for an afternoon of learning during the “Bird Jackson County” event.

Two guided, car caravan-type crane tours are planned, one at noon and the other at 2 p.m. Both tours will leave from the visitor center, and no advance registration is needed. Self-guided tour information will be available for those who would like to view cranes on their own.

Children will have the opportunity to make bird crafts for free from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Muscatatuck Visitor Center.

Information: muscatatuck@fws.gov, 812-522-4352 ext. 12.