On Monday, we talked about Necedah National Wildlife Refuge being probably the best place in Wisconsin to see Whooping cranes.
If you don’t care to drive over (or up/down) to Juneau County, you could also visit the White River Marsh Wildlife Area in Green Lake and Marquette Counties.
There are now three established pairs within 10 miles of each other on the Marsh: In Marquette County, we have male 4-13 & his mate 7-14. This pair is still too early to breed, however, next year…?
And in the area surrounding the OM training facility north of Princeton, we have two pairs. At the north end, we have male 4-12 & his mate 3-14 (former flockmate of female 7-14, mentioned above).
At the south end of the marsh we have the newly formed pair consisting of male 5-12 (former flockmate and buddy to male 4-12) & female 8-14 (former flockmate to the two females mentioned above). This would certainly make class reunions a tad more simple if they decided to have one.
All three pairs should be of breeding age next spring…