It's hard to believe, but a whole year has flown past and it's festival time in the Yampa Valley. Our cranes, the Rocky Mountain population of about 20,000, winter at the Bosque del Apache (about 90 miles south of Albuquerque).
As I sit here at my computer, with Michael's book on the desk beside me, I remember the indescribable adventure when I purchased the book. My friend Inez and I were in the visitors' center at the Rowe Sanctuary on the Platte.
Editor's note: This week Evelyn Horn shares a announcement for the upcoming Yampa Valley Crane Festival, with four days of free events celebrating the region's magnificent sandhill cranes. Evelyn will share other details as the event nears and the cranes move through Delta County on their fall migration.