STAFFORD COUNTY — Cranes will be the featured topic at a special event from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Offered by Quivira and the Friends of Quivira staff, the event will begin with a guided bus tour, followed by a program about whooping cranes. Refreshments will be served following the program.
The bus tour will last approximately two hours, and will feature a guide showing points of interest, scenery, birds and management activities along the way. Fall waterfowl and crane migration should be well underway by that time, but there is no guarantee of viewing whooping cranes during the tour.
The program is free of charge, but reservations are required due to limited space. Call 620-486-2393 to make a reservation or to find out more.
Quivira will be open regular hours — 90 minutes before sunrise to 90 minutes after sunset — during this event, and the Visitor Center will also be open from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Those who don’t participate in the tour and program are also encouraged to stop by to view the exhibits.