This week, I was fortunate to see whooping cranes in three different counties in the Henderson area. The whooping crane is critically endangered and they survive in the wild today due to exceptional work by dedicated people committed to saving this magnificent species. Sadly, most years, some of the cranes are shot in their winter homes (this has happened in Indiana, Kentucky, Texas and Louisiana) while others are killed in collisions with power lines. It is estimated that there are about 100 in the wild in Eastern North America. For more information visit the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (https://bringbackthecranes.org).
Whooping crane with snake
Whooping cranes in flight