One of the most primal sounds in nature. Cranes calling out as they fly overhead. Their sounds strike something deep in your being and essence, resonating and stirring your soul. I went to Merced National Wildlife Refuge several times during the months of January and February. Every time I hear their plaintive call, I am struck by how their sound affects me. How much more I feel connected to them, to the earth, and to the web of life.
Crane species all over the world are critically endangered. Please let us take care of their wetland habitats, so we never lose their primal call, so their calls will still reverberate within our beings. If we don’t, we will have lost something special and diminish our connection to the natural world. I hope this image brings back to your memory their mystic and plaintive sounds.
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Hi Bruce, I hope things are going well for you in this difficult time. Beautiful shots! I’ve been wanting to got to the Merced Wildlife Refuge for a while now. I plan on visiting as soon as this Corona Virus issue is over with. Best wishes, Angelo
Merced National Wildlife Refuge is an incredible place, especially in the wintertime, when all the geese and sandhill cranes are present. That’s when you want to go, from November through February. Next winter, hopefully after the coronavirus pandemic is over.