Magnificent creatures that many thought were headed for extinction – now winter at LaSalle Park. Not a choice that sits well with everyone.

Event 100By Staff

May 28, 2014


There are few more amazing comeback stories than that of the magnificent Trumpeter Swan.

Trumpeter swan - wings wideBrought back from the brink of extinction through the dedicated, decades-long work of volunteers, 200 Trumpeter Swans now overwinter at LaSalle Park in Burlington.

But these beautiful birds also did their part to rescue their species from the ashes of extinction. Hear their remarkable tales through stories about Athena, Magic, Pig Pen and many other individual swans at Swan Stories, a free, public event sponsored by the Trumpeter Swan Coalition.

Trumpeter - skidding to a stopThe event will take place on Thursday, May 29 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Centennial Room at Burlington’s Central Library, 2331 New St.  More on the swans and the story to save their winter home.

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