WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Another great assortment of field trips and programs is being organized for the 16th annual Othello Sandhill Crane Festival, April 5-7, 2013, based from Othello, Wash., and the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge.
The festival highlights the spring migration of large, lanky and gorgeous sandhill cranes that pass through the Eastern Washington gleaning food from the region's agricultural fields and resting on the protected refuge lands.
Check out the schedule of events as they are posted on the festival website, and sign up for events and field trips early. They fill up.
- I reported in December that the very cool poster for this year's crane fest was designed by an Eastern Washington University student.