Barren River Lake State Park hosts Sandhill Cranes tours Jan. 20-21, 27

Enjoy a weekend with the Sandhill Cranes around Barren River Lake during the annual Sandhill Crane Nature Watch Weekends Jan. 20-21 and Jan. 27.
Each weekend includes an educational session on Friday (Jan. 19, 26) at 7 p.m. CT by a wildlife biologist from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
On Jan. 20, 21 and 27, participants will take a guided van tour (must be at least 8 years old to go on van tours) to see the Sandhill Cranes at their roosting sites and in cornfields feeding. The tours are 4-5 hours.
Free guided nature hikes are also available at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Jan. 20 and 27.
In addition to the educational session and viewing, the weekend includes a box lunch and T-shirt.
Nature Watch Weekends are $45 for adults and $30 for children (8-12). Discounted senior tours for guests ages 55 and older will be on Wednesdays, Jan. 17 and Jan. 24, at $40 per person.
The weekend is sponsored by the Barren River Lake State Park in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
For more information, call Kody Thompson at kody.thompson@ky.gov or call 270-646-2151.

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