Save Our Sandhill Cranes, in partnership with the Sacramento Audubon Society, will again be providing free public tours starting at the Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center at 13501 Franklin Blvd, Galt CA. All tours will start at 3:30pm. While cranes are the featured subject of our tours, we are likely to see good numbers of geese, ducks, shore birds, and perhaps a few raptors, swans and migrants passing through. We hope to conclude each tour with a viewing of the cranes sunset fly-in. Little to no hiking will be required. A short drive may be called for depending on where the cranes are each day. Please dress for cool to cold evenings. Dinner at a local restaurant can be arranged if there is interest.
(Direct questions to Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org)
SAVE THE DATE Feb 1, 2014
On February 1st the Winter Bird Festival will take place in Galt. SOS Cranes has been part of the planning committee for this free, family-friendly festival for each of the last seven years. Come by and visit our table at this exciting and educational opportunity to celebrate our area's winter birds and habitat.
ENTER THE PRIZE DRAWING AT THE FESTIVAL FOR A $250 GIFT CERTIFICATE DONATED BY BASS PRO SHOPS!!
Details are at http://www.ci.galt.ca.us/index.aspx?page=495 or call 209-366-7115.
SOS CRANES RECEIVED AN AWARD
November 1, 2013
IN LODI at the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival
We are proud to announce that the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival Association awarded Save Our Sandhill Cranes its 2013 Conservation Award.
The award stated, "In appreciation for your ongoing work in haitat preservation and education to ensure a healthy future for Sandhill Cranes."
This recognition gives us the energy and encouragement to continue to strive to live up to the lofty expectations of our highly respected peers in the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival Association.
Prepare for Landing
Welcome to Woodbridge
drop your weary wings
eat, drink, dance, rest, breathe, bond, live
welcome back to your homeland
Our Only Hope
Cranes returning to the valley
their sphere of influence
constricted by vineyards and villains
of mass destruction
converting marshes and cornfields
to tracts of streets dripping with oil and greed
shutting out the flocks with curtains and glass
turning away the trumpets of nature
to some distant shrinking field
a token of heritage whose ability to touch,
to mesmerize, to provoke is our only hope
to save our last wilderness
Tule fog creeps in
hiding cranes in the twilight
duo of phantoms
dancing with no one to watch
shrouded in their courtship and marvel