Sandhill Cranes are coming!
Sandhill cranes wade through water to feed during the Sandhill Crane Festival in 2012.
- Visit the Sandhill Crane Festival
The 17th annual Sandhill Crane Festival has soared into Lodi, and there’s plenty of fun and photo opportunities to be found.
Sign up for a variety of wildlife tours at Hutchins Street Square, where you can also find storyteller Dorothy Maas, photography tips from Lon Yarbrough, the wonders of bird song with David Lukas, origami lessons, wildlife shows, taiko drumming and Native American flute circles, and more.
The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hutchins Street Square, in addition to wildlife tours and birdwatching at the Isenberg Crane Reserve.
Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 3:04 pm
Organizers of Lodi’s annual Sandhill Crane Festival are worried state plans to build two tunnels through the Delta will harm the threatened species that gives the festival its name.
As part of the state’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan — a 50-year conservation and habitat restoration plan of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta — two 40-feet diameter tunnels will run through the Delta from just south of Sacramento to just north of Tracy to deliver water from the Sacramento River to other parts of California.
Friday, November 1, 2013 3:04 pm.