A sign of spring?
Sandhill Cranes are making their return to the area, despite the cool, snowy and wet weather. Above, a sure sign of spring, these Sandhill Cranes were seen along a rural northern Pine County road early Tuesday morning. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, "Sandhill Cranes are 'circumpolar' in distribution, meaning that they live in the far northern parts of more than one continent, such as North America and northern Europe. In central and northern Minnesota, sandhills spend spring through autumn in large open meadows and farm fields."