A number of events are being planned for this year's sandhill crane migration through the area. Following is a schedule of events being coordinated with help of the Black Canyon Audubon Society.
Friday, March 16, at 3 p.m. there is a lift-off reception at Wildfire Pizzeria, Cedaredge Golf Course.
At 3:30, there will be a Poetry Reading by John Cooley.
At 4 p.m. a fireside chat and book signing by Evelyn "Evey" Horn, naturalist-in- training are scheduled.
Evey has written three books about the cranes of Fruitgrower's Reservoir. She has monitored the cranes for 20 years and has spoken numerous times at crane festivals.
At 5 p.m. the day wraps up.
Saturday, March 17, begins with set up at Crane Point east of Eckert on North Road.
From 8:30 to 11 a.m. viewing and hospitality tables will be at Crane Point. Hot drinks are provided by Wildfire Pizzeria and Black Canyon Audubon Society and a spotting scope demonstration is scheduled.
At 11 a.m. is breakdown and clean up.
From 11:30 to noon is a luncheon at Wildfire Pizzeria.
From 1 to 2 p.m., "Sandhill Cranes and Humans, a Changing Climate Presentation" by Ken Strom (Audubon Colorado) will be presented at Grand Mesa Baptist Church, corner of Hwy. 65 & Jay Avenue. Ken will speak and have images about the origins of sandhill cranes, the evolving relationship with humans, and the future they face.
There will be Colorado Gold Distillery guided tours, throughout the day.
At 7 p.m. is the Crane Days Concert featuring original acoustic music at The Apple Shed. Music will be by David Starr, Ellen Stapenhorst and Roy Martin. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door, or online at starrsguitars.com.
On Sunday, March 18, viewing again takes place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Crane Point with hot drinks and spotting scope activities scheduled.
There will be an 11:30 a.m. to noon volunteers and sponsors lunch at Wildfire Pizzeria.blog comments powered by Disqus