Madison Hadassah's Walking Adventures go in search for dancing/migrating cranes at Pheasant Branch Nature Preserve.
Sandhill cranes are already on the move, returning to Wisconsin from their winter grounds. And the adults are performing elegant courtship displays, flapping their wings, jumping, bowing and simply playing around..... all signs that they are ready to mate. It's exciting to watch.
It is difficult to predict exactly where they will perform their dances and build their nests each year. But they are usually seen at Pheasant Branch Nature Preserve each spring.
Choose between 2 options to watch for the birds:
1. Join us for a 3.2 mile stroll along a flat board walk around the conservancy.
2. Bring a chair and watch for wildlife from a viewing point near the entrance. viewing site. Bring a folding chair and binoculars.
Wear comfortable shoes, a hat and bring water. Binoculars strongly recommended if you have them. We will bring extras.
Meet at Prairie Cafe at 3100 Pheasant Branch Rd and we will drive together to best entrance for viewing that day.
Sponsor: Madison Hadassah