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By Lisa Gaumnitz, NRF volunteer and local freelancer My husband and I settled onto a camping pad on a hill overlooking a pond and waited in the dark. Armed with binoculars, hot coffee and a clipboard, we were ready for the start of our second stint as participants in the Annual Midwest Crane Count. Our task was to count and record the sandhill cranes we saw or heard in the early morning hours at a rural site in Waunakee. Our previous stint as counters had been a bit of a bust – nary a crane to be seen nor heard
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