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Sandhill Crane Festival 2018
This is mainly a self guided tour. There are lecture, displays, and tours available. If you plan to attend please go to the website and select the tour you like. The Fly-in tour in the evening is allot of fun and some great shots. 2018 Tour Registration will open online in early September. This has always been a great event in the past years and the tours fill up fast. I will not be going on any of the tours, but I will be going out to the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve area on Saturday morning at 10am. Cost depends on the tour you sign up for. General admission to the Sandhill Crane Festival is free. There is no charge for most of the events at Hutchins Street Square, including the Reception, and Art show. Art Show (http://cranefestival.com/artshow-2012.html), workshops and presentations (http://cranefestival.com/presentations.html), are all at the Exhibit Hall. Nature Tours Costs vary per tour. For information, cost, and times, please see the tour schedule (http://cranefestival.com/tours.php). Go to their website for more information. http://cranefestival.com About the Festival Long before Lodi existed, Sandhill Cranes descended into the rich delta wetlands at the end of a long migratory journey, some from nesting grounds as far away as Siberia. As they greeted California’s earliest explorers, these magnificent birds darkened the skies over winter marshes. In awe-inspiring numbers, and with a prehistoric call, stately gait, and elegant choreography, the Sandhill Crane continues to attract and inspire visitors. Each year thousands of visitors make their way to Lodi area wildlife refuges and farmlands to experience first hand one of nature’s spectacles. The abundance of crane habitat continues to nourish our agricultural roots, with water, soil, and climate that sustains the birds, enriches our lives, and benefits our local economy. For 22 years, Lodi’s Sandhill Crane Festival has celebrated the return of the cranes. In partnership with the City of Lodi, the Festival continues this November, welcoming an ever-growing circle of friends to our community to share the wonder of the Sandhill Crane ... and so much more. If you do not take a tour and would like to go out on your own, visit the Woodridge Preserve off of Interstate 5. https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Lands/Places-to-Visit/Woodbridge-ER

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125 S Hutchins St # A · Lodi, CA

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