- A Window in Time in the Life of a Newborn Sandhill Crane
By Barbara Bowen
I was fortunate to visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on the day that this wild sandhill crane was born. I watched in awe as he stretched his wings and wobbled about on his new legs. Periodically he would rest and then like most toddlers do he would rise up to do it all over again. At one point he decided to stand and started speaking to his mother and she turned her head and tried to understand what he was trying to say. I found that moment was just precious as I tried to hold back the tears from welling up in my eyes. The natural bond between mother and child is a bond that is truely universal and across all living things and was never more prevalant than in that captured moment.