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Cranes, Colors, and Cabernet Festival

  • Saturday, October 15, 2016
  • 12:00 PM
  • Haehnle Sanctuary, Harold Wing Overlook

Cranes, Colors, and Cabernet Festival


Seymour Road, Jackson - use GPS coordinates: 42.322, -84.289


There will be bird walks and talks on the natural history of cranes, followed by a viewing tour in search of cranes in the area. 


12 p.m.- Walking tour; this tour will be lead by a Haehnle naturalist and will be 1 to 1 ½ hours in duration.

2 p.m.- Walking tour; this tour will be lead by a Haehnle naturalist and will be 1 to 1 ½ hours in duration.

4:00 p.m. - Lecture on natural history of the Sandhill Crane by a Haehnle naturalist.

4:30 p.m. - Car tour; to view cranes in surrounding fields lead by sanctuary manager Lathe Claflin. Tour will be 1 to 1 ½ hours then back to observation hill to watch cranes returning to roost at sanctuary.

4:30 p.m. to dark - Wildlife and crane viewing at observation hill with Haehnle naturalists.


Free admission.


Sandhill Crane Vineyards

4724 Walz Road, Jackson

11 a.m. – 7 p.m. In honor of the festival, the winery will release its new vintage of cabernet sauvignon and invites you to stop and warm up with mulled wine all day. Its cafe will offer several special dishes prepared using cabernet sauvignon and apple cider. 

Free admission; wine tasting: $5 per person

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