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Cranefest 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 12:00 PM until Sunday, October 15, 2017, 6:00 PM
Kiwanis Youth Area, Baker Sanctuary
21145 15 Mile Road
Bellievue, MI  
Public Events
Registration is not Required
The MHC will have a booth at Cranefest from 12:00 until 6:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 14th and 15th, 2017. Stop in to visit with many of the states falconers and their birds!
Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, 2017

The Sandhill Crane and Art Festival, “CraneFest XXIII” begins at Noon on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  The festival is held at the Kiwanis Youth Conservation Area, adjacent to the Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary.

CraneFest would not be possible without our generous partners, the Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek.  The use of the Kiwanis Youth and Conservation Area makes it possible for visitors to see the cranes fly in and experience other intriguing wildlife in Big Marsh Lake.  Although most of Big Marsh Lake lies within Michigan Audubon’s Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary, the wetland is not visible from the sanctuary itself.  The Conservation and Youth Area, which is adjacent to Baker Sanctuary, provides a great overlook of Big Marsh Lake and is an ideal location for nature hikes and casual wildlife study.

Michigan Audubon thanks everyone that attended CraneFest in 2017.  We hope you had an enjoyable experience, despite the weather.  Set your calendars for October 14 & 15  2017 when the 23rd Annual CraneFest is scheduled to take place again at the Kiwanis Youth and Conservation Area overlooking Baker Sanctuary and Big Marsh Lake.