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Aluminarium: Whitewater Draw

From the bloggers at Aluminarium.

Last year when we were in the area, I wanted to come to Whitewater Draw to see the more than 20,000 sandhill cranes, but the 3 day camping limit kept us away.

Yesterday, we met up with Kerri and Tim on our way east. Lucky for us, they got there before the camping area filled up and Tim saved us a spot with his van.

In addition to the cranes, one of the highlights for me was seeing this owl in the rafters of the nearby pavilion. We didn’t see just one owl, there was also a mama owl (we think) hiding in a box.

This morning we went out to see the cranes before dawn. Even though the camping area was packed, we were the only ones at the viewing area. As the sun rose, the noise level of the birds increased and then in groups they all flew away. I posted a very short video on Instagram.

To read the full story by Aluminarium, click here.

About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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