Baker Sanctuary

+ Comments (1) Baker Sanctuary - 2007-10-14 17:57:43
Baker Sanctuary is located not far from Turkeyville (no, really) between Battle Creek and Lansing and is one of two places in Michigan's Lower Peninsula where the State's Sand Hill Crane population gathers in the fall before flying south. By South, I understand the destination to be Florida. I'm guessing they want to be close to Seinfeld's parents. As it happens, there's a two day extravaganza known as Cranefest that happens on the first full weekend in October and yesterday, Weez and I and several hundred other folks showed up to "fest" and watch the cranes arrive just before twilight. This is one view of the marshland that provides the cranes a safe place to rest. In a day or two, I'll post a couple of the photos I took while the birds were actually arriving. To put it mildly, they put the FAA's entire air traffic control system to shame -- and this with no nerve endings in their feet or legs ...