Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Wilbo Goes to the Muskegon Wastewater Facility to Search for Sandhill Cranes, and He Finds None.

I read an eBird report of seventeen Sandhill Cranes flocking at the
Wastewater Facility, out past Wolf Lake And well on the way to
Moorland, home of the Moorland Tavern. The wastewater facility is
known for being a birding hotspot, mostly because there's open water
and plenty of open land and a good amount of cover as in trees and
also crops. Stacy Niedzwiecki and the Reeds of Ludington often find
Snow Owls awaiting a portrait, so to speak. That's saying volumes as
these Pure Michigan photographers come from Rockford and Ludington
respectively to capture avian photographs here.

Birders are not the only ones looking up at the facility. A Muskegon
rocket club launches model rockets from a field near the main road.
The Muskegon Astronomical Society has a compound of observatories and
telescope pads, making this a choice place to watch a meteor show,
eclipse or the northern lights. True dark can be found here east of
the metropolis of Muskegon.

Grand how we can always look up in a noble pursuit at a place where
our trash and our human wastes are constantly treated.

— at Muskegon County Wastewater.

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