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2002 Migration South: Wisconsin to Florida

Photos taken Oct. 11 - 12, 2002
This large handcrafted sign welcomes visitors to the Necedah Refuge and recognizes the various supporters that have contributed resources and funds for this monumental reintroduction effort. 
The Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership was formed to carry out the reintroduction, however, we could not do it without the support of the above corporations and individuals -- Thank you!
A bird's eye view of some of the wetlands that comprise the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and the future breeding territory of the new migrating flock of Whooping cranes. Healthy wetlands are critical to the survival of many migratory species.
This metal sculpture featuring three Whooping cranes was installed outside the education building at the refuge last September and is titled "Faith, Liberty & Courage." The OM Field team was concerned that refuge staff might miss having the young cranes around during the winter so we left a little something from our trailer as a reminder.... (Many thanks to all Necedah staffers for your hard work, patience and tolerance during our stay this year -- See you in the spring!)
Yearlings #1 & #2 stop in for a brief visit only to be chased away by juvenile crane #3.
See more photos from Oct. 11 - 12, 2002


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