Guests and new members always welcome!
Member’s Meeting – Thursday, April 12th at McHenry County College (Rooms 166 & 167)
Refreshments at 7:00 pm, Presentation starts at 7:45 pm
Lizzie Condon- International Crane Foundation
Cranes have been the subject of admiration and cultural importance throughout human history, often referred to as the messengers of the gods. Their loud calls, elegant stance and graceful dancing make them a unique family of birds. They are also extremely hardy, migrating across a variety of environments including desserts and over mountain peaks. While only 15 species of cranes in the world, they range over 5 continents and cross the boarders of hundreds of different nations.
International Crane Foundation, a 300 acre site located in Baraboo, Wisconsin, is home to all the crane species in the world. They work with partners worldwide to save cranes and the habitats they depend on for survival. Lizzie Condon, Whooping Crane Outreach Coordinator at ICF, will be exploring the world of cranes, the challenges they face and the work International Crane Foundation is doing to help preserve these truly awe-inspiring birds.