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Whooping Crane Speaker at Ballard

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Sunday, November 17, 2013by millie.lange

There will be a special speaker at the Ballard Nature Center this Sunday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m. Joe Duff will be presenting a slideshow containing photos and videos describing the aircraft-guided Whooping Crane migration that is currently being carried out. Duff presents, in an edicational, yet humourous fashion and tells how each person can help wildlife and preserve the natural world many species need to survive. Duff is the lead pilot and co-founder of Operation Migration USA, a non-profit organization that carries out the mgiration each year since 2001.

The current aircraft-guided Whooping Crane migration began in Wisconsin October 2 and they just arrived in Cumberland County with eight six-month old Whooping  Cranes. They are currently grounded by inclement weather and have an opportunity to speak to the local community about their work to safeguard endangered Whooping Cranes.

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