Our sixth challenge is now up and ready for you – and it’s all about Sandhill Cranes. Have you seen these 4′ tall birds flying over southeast Indiana? This Nature Quest invites you to learn more about Sandhills.
Challenge 6: Sandhill Cranes
Or you can save the challenge to your phone and take it outside with you (photo below)!
Curious to learn more before you head outside? Check these out:
- A news story about Sandhills in Indiana! (This story is in northern Indiana, but everything you learn about cranes applies to the cranes that overwinter here in southern Indiana).
- The International Crane Foundation’s page about Sandhills.
- Check out the books your local library has to offer! Click here for books that we recommend to fuel your Nature Quest fun.
About Nature Quest
Nature Quest is a fun, free event happening throughout this Fall and Winter. Families can do Nature Quest together, but still social distance from others. Every other week, we’ll release a new “challenge” with themes like Monarch Migration, Spider Webs, and more. The challenges ask you to look for animal tracks, draw insect wings, listen for birds, and pay attention to nature. Families can print off the one-page Nature Quest challenge, and head to a nature preserve or park to complete the prompts. We’ll post new Nature Quest challenges throughout the cold months. Major thank you to the Rising Sun Regional Foundation for making this program possible – and all of our partners, from the Madison Library to the Muscatatuck Wildlife Society.
This program is possible because of support from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation.