Last of fall color, super moon and sandhill crane migration site

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tomatoes in Community Garden

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red maple

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red maples flowering last spring

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red maple flowers

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gingkos

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sweet gum

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dogwood

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dogwood flower from last spring

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oak

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Going to see the sandhill cranes gather at the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area is a great fall field trip!

Here are some videos taken at Jasper-Pulaski.  Scroll down for a video taken of a whooping crane flying with the sandhill cranes last Saturday.

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They counted 15,ooo cranes at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area last week.  High numbers of cranes will continue through the beginning of December

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Cranes fly in to viewing platform to socialize after feeding  in the surrounding fields all day

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It is hunting season so a number of deer hang out in the park where they are safe

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This past Saturday a whooping crane was among the sandhill cranes

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Something scared the cranes and they all flew into the air

Another Hyde Parker shot this great video with the  whooping crane in it!

Whooping Crane @ Jasper Pulaski

Here is the website with information about the sandhill crane migration site which is about 1.5 hour drive from Hyde Park:  5822 Fish and Wildlife Lane  Medaryville, IN  During the day you can sometimes see cranes feeding and sometimes dancing  by turning right from the viewing platform parking lot and driving slowly looking for cranes in the fields.    There are often cranes near the Schahfer Generating Station in nearby Wheatfield, IN

http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3109.htm

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moon with rainbow ring

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first supermoon night

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moonset

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2nd supermoon night

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2nd moonset

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reflection in water– note rabbit in moon reflection

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rainbow ring around sun

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