Wildlife refuge to celebrate 80th birthday, whooping cranes

Dec. 27, 2017 at 9:36 p.m.
Updated Dec. 28, 2017 at 6 a.m.

A juvenile whooping crane stands at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.

A juvenile whooping crane stands at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.   Contributed photo for The Victoria Advocate

The public is invited to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday to celebrate its 80th birthday.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the refuge is partnering with the Science and Spanish Club Network, Inc. to also celebrate the whooping crane.

Attendees are asked to dress in their best red, black and white outfit, the colors of the beloved endangered species, for a "Best Dressed" contest.

At 11 a.m., attendees will caravan to the observation tower, weather permitting.

There, they will hear a short talk on the state flock, countdown the new year at noon and enjoy some birthday cake and take photos with the wildlife refuge's whooping crane mascot.

The refuge is located at 1 Wild Life Circle in Austwell.

For more information, contact Laura Bonneau, visitor services manager, at laura_bonneau@fws.gov.


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