Fun Fact March 4, 2022.

A bit of hollering and whooping today.  The American Whooping crane is the tallest bird in North America, standing between four and five feet tall. Adult Whooping cranes are white with a red crest on top of their heads.  Their wing span is between six and seven feet and the black feathers on the end of the wings are only visible when the bird flies.  Their call can be heard for several miles.  They nearly became extinct due to unregulated hunting.  There were only 21 wild and two captive cranes left in 1941.  Through conservation efforts there are now about 800 wild American Whooping cranes.  The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, on San Antonio Bay in Texas, is the winter home of the only flock of North America Whooping cranes.  Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/

Urban Wildlife 101 training webinar is available

 The Urban Wildlife 101 webinar is being offered on Aug. 4 at 1 p.m..

The training session will cover the a gamut of wildlife from opossum to bats.

The webinar is an overview on how wildlife and citizens can successfully coexist.

The webinar will also cover how wildlife will adapt to living in urban areas and how humans can protect them.

Find out more at the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page you can register for the webinar here.

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