The 2013 Whooping Crane Festival is takes place tomorrow at the Berlin Conservation Club in Berlin, Wisconsin!


Come join the OM team and fellow craniacs tomorrow for a day filled with festivities, silent auction bidding and guest speakers.

The fun will begin bright and early as we gather to watch the Class of 2013 Whooping cranes train with their aircraft guides (weather permitting). Shortly after sunrise (6:36am Central time), we’ll be gathering at this location to watch the action. If you plan on joining us dress warmly and in layers and it does tend to be chilly first thing and then warm up quickly. Oh, and don’t forget your camera and a supply of tissues!

At 9am the festival opens at the Berlin Conservation Club, located at W898 Whiteridge Rd., Berlin, WI 54923. Admission to the festival is free and there will be lots going on. Beginning at 9am the Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Berlin Rotary Club will fill everyone’s tummy.

Following breakfast the exhibits and activities will be in full swing.

• Participate in the Silent Auction featuring many cool and valuable items

• Check out the vendors and exhibitors in the vendor area

• Attend one or all of the informative speaker’s sessions, including Pat Fisher from 9:30 to 10:30, Michelle Taliaferro from 11:00 to Noon, Patuxent’s Dr. John French from 1:00 to 2:00, Tom (The Tume) Schultz from 2:30 to 3:30 and our own Joe Duff from 4 to 5pm.

• For lunch, enjoy a Brat or Burger cooked up by the Berlin Rotary Club and beverages served by the Berlin Conservation Club

If you’re not exhausted by Sunday morning, you have another opportunity (again, weather permitting) to watch the newest class of Whooping cranes during their training session.

We hope you can join us!

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  1. Dotty Hoepner September 15, 2013 10:09 am

    Just a suggestion – it would be nice to have dates attached to these blog posts.

    • Heather Ray September 15, 2013 12:19 pm

      Dotty, the date for each article is located to the left of the article title in the brown box 🙂

  2. barncat11 September 13, 2013 6:49 pm

    Whoop Whoop! I hope all of you attending have a cranetastic time!