Crane Fest! - December 9th, 2017

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The staff of Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge cordially invites the public to attend the 2017 Crane Fest! This  event is sure to have something for every member of the family, with activities ranging from archery and air rifle demonstrations, to meeting live birds of prey and reptiles up close, boat tours, to presentations from many of our state and local partners in wildlife conservation. Some of our highlight presentations include the hawks, owls, and falcons of the Environmental Studies Center, the creepy, crawling insects of the Audubon Institute’s BugMobile and special demonstrations of traditional Choctaw dance and music. Visitors are invited to join refuge staff in special activities to learn more about how we manage the refuge for the Mississippi sandhill crane as well as numerous other species that make their home in the pine savanna habitat found on the refuge. The event will be held on December 9th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and Headquarters, located at 7200 Crane Lane in Gautier, MS (1/2 mile north of exit 61 on Interstate 10). There is no charge for admission, so bring your family to a fun-filled day of outdoor adventure as we celebrate 42 years of conservation!   

NOW AVAILABLE - Click to download the Schedule of Presentations, Booths and Activities! (.pdf) 

For more information call 228-497-6322 ext. 101