Spend a Summer Evening with the Cranes

Media Contact: Kate Fitzwilliams, 608-356-9462 ext. 147; 608-617-6002 (mobile)

Enjoy a summer evening outdoors with gourmet food, friends and some of the rarest birds on earth.  On Saturday, June 23 from 5 – 8 PM the International Crane Foundation (ICF), located on Shady Lane Road between Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells, will be hosting its 3rd Evening with the Cranes to kick off the summer season and to raise awareness about the conservation work ICF is accomplishing around the world.

Catered by Little Village Cafe, your senses will be ignited by a global fusion of flavors. Strolling through each exhibit, tasting wine and Wisconsin craft beers, you will have the opportunity to meet and talk with ICF staff, including ICF Co-founder George Archibald and President Rich Beilfuss, while being introduced to the cranes of the world. This summer ICF is a Discover Choice Destination and featured on a Discover Wisconsin birding episode that premiers June 23rd and will be shown throughout the evening in our Cudahy Theater.

Live music from Baraboo’s own Beautiful Buzz and the rhythmic drumming of Todd and Malachi Persche will help set the stage for a great summer evening – and maybe even some dancing cranes!

Tickets are $60 per person and $100 per couple. They can be purchased at ICF’s giftshop, on-line (click here to purchase tickets), or by phone at 608-356-9462 ext. 121. All proceeds benefit ICF’s global crane conservation work.

Evening with the Cranes ticket holders have free admission to ICF throughout the weekend and can enjoy ICF’s new exhibit BLOOM, featuring spectacular photos of ICF’s prairie and prairie restoration work by nature photographer, Tom Lynn. The exhibit opens in the Donnelley Family Education Center on June 23. Guided public tours are offered daily at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

ICF thanks Evening with the Cranes 2012 Sponsors: Teel Plastics, Inc., WR Sauey, Baraboo National Bank, Next Level Creative, Christina Beam Photography, Bekah Kate’s, Coffee Bean Connection, Capital Brewery, and Sysco Foods.

Founded in 1973, ICF is a non-profit conservation organization committed to a future where all crane species are secured in the wild – a future where people cooperate to protect and restore wild populations and their ecosystems.