Posted by Connie Spotts
Concerned citizen, Krissy Kerwin (Pictured) was shocked and then very angry to see the Sandhill Cranes being fed junk food and harassed by others.
This pair of cranes have been returning to the North side of Jackson for years. They nest in the wetland near Sam's and bring their young out to meet the public every year. Karen Richards (Owner of Culver's) said "That in the Spring the male crane (when the female is pregnant) is very aggressive and pecks the heck out of black cars in which he can see his reflection and thinks it is another male. They have been known to come to the front door and drive thru windows and peck constantly on the glass. They seem to be on a schedule for I know what days they will appear at Culvers.
The group walks in the street and even up to the busy Buddy's Gas Station. Krissy jumped into action and called Jackson Audubon, so with her donation along with Jackson Audubon and Derek Dobies (assistant mayor) the six Do Not Feed The Cranes signs were ordered. This past summer the signs were placed at Sam's, Sav-A-Lot Foods, Culvers, Cracker Barrel, and Buddy's Gas Station. Eleven people showed up to help including two guys from the Army, Blackman Township Supervisor Pete Sancek and several Audubon members.
Thank you to all that helped and Culver's for giving us a free lunch. Thank you Krissy for caring and organizing this project. One person can make a difference. The project made the news so hopefully this will take care of the problem.