Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration Weekend

By on November 3, 2011

Albuquerque,NM— The signal that marks the end of summer sounds a little like the blow of many trumpets high in the sky above us. It is the sound of Sandhill Cranes migrating to their wintering grounds in theMiddleRio GrandeValleyand beyond. During the day, cranes find food in open fields, foraging for seeds, roots, bugs, worms, toads, and small rodents. At night, cranes roost on open, shallow sandbars in theRio Grande. Not just a season for sandhill cranes, other species of wintering birds can be seen in theAlbuquerquearea as well.

On November 12 and 13, come to the Open Space Visitor Center and take part in programs that honor the winter migratory season during the Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration. Programs will include:

 

SATURDAY

All Day: Make an Origami Crane,AlbuquerqueOrigami Society

9:00 AM: Tai Chi with the Cranes

10:00 AM: Wildlife Rescue presents Water & Wildlife

11:00 AM: Wildlife Rescue birds on display

11:30 AM: Stories in Flight, storytelling with Susi Wolf

2:00 PM: Silk Paint Demonstration, Judith Roderick

3:00 PM: Flute and guitar music with Ethos

3:00 PM: Birds of New Mexico, exhibit opening for Paul Rodenhauser

SUNDAY

All Day: Make an Origami Crane,AlbuquerqueOrigami Society

9:00 AM: Yoga with the Cranes

10:00 AM: Tin Punch Workshop for Families, registration required

1:00 PM: Love in the Bosque, a musical

2:00 PM: Silk Paint Demonstration, Judith Roderick

2:30 PM: Love in the Bosque, a musical

 

Please visit the Open Space Division website for program details and an updated schedule of events at www.cabq.gov/openspace. The OpenSpaceVisitorCenteris located at 6500 Coors Blvd. NWbetween Montaño Rd.and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. The Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and closed Mondays. Call 897-8831 for more information or visit www.cabq.gov/openspace/visitorcenter.html

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