Each fall, thousands of Sandhill Cranes congregate on sandbars in the Wisconsin River adjacent to the
Memorial Reserve in Sauk County. Bill Pielsticker will lead a field trip to the Leopold Reserve on
Saturday, October 20, in a quest for crane images.
Participants will meet at the
Aldo Leopold Legacy Center north of Baraboo at 12:30
PM for orientation
and a tour of the LEED Certified “green” buildings that house the Aldo Leopold Foundation. This will be
followed by a tour of “The Shack” where Leopold chronicled his family’s restoration of the exhausted “sand county”
farm they purchased in 1935.
Following a late lunch* participants will choose whether to seek to photograph cranes from their cars along
nearby farm fields, or to set up in a blind along the Wisconsin River to photograph cranes returning to the river before dark.
This field trip will take place rain or shine and we can’t guarantee the day’s outcome. However, participants
will be able to return to the nearby fields as often as they wish until the cranes head south in November.
Carpooling is encouraged!
*Lunch selections will be
arranged by e-mail a few days after registration.
Directions to the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center can be found here.
This class is limited to 30 participants.
Cost: $35 for CPM members
$45 for nonmembers
$15 for students
A waiting list will be maintained once the workshop is full. Openings will be based on the day and time your name is posted to the waiting list.
To sign up for this workshop, visit the
PhotoMidwest 2012 Registration
Top image: Autumn Pair
Bottom image: Leopold's Cranes
Images © Bill Pielsticker