Want to see something majestic this season? The Kansas Wetlands Education Center, in association with Fort Hays State University, will host free crane driving tours in the Cheyenne Bottoms wetland on Oct. 27 and 29, starting at 5:30 p.m.
The KWEC will give visitors the opportunity to witness the annual migration of not only the sandhill crane but also the endangered whooping crane, one of the most striking birds in North America.
"The sight and sound of tens of thousands of cranes coming into the marsh to roost overnight is an unforgettable experience," says Curtis Wolf, site manager of the KWEC.
The tours are in conjunction with the Shafer Memorial Art Gallery's Choreography of Cranes Art Show, running through Oct. 31.
To reserve a seat or for more information, call KWEC at 877-243-9268. A limited number of seats are available, in the event of bad weather or an absence of cranes, tour participants will be notified of cancellation.