I really am getting spring fever. I'm already planning a return trip to Seney National Wildlife Refuge (located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) where I saw an abundance of Trumpeter Swans. They were reintroduced to the refuge in 1990's and have been flourishing ever since. I just love their beauty and grace. Some fun facts:
- It gets its' name from its' trumpet like call
- They can live a long time - up to 24 years old.
- Most (not all) Trumpeter Swans mate for life. They form their pair bonds at ages 3-4.
- They weigh between 21 - 30 lbs.
- On land, they stand about 4 feet tall.
- Largest water fowl species native to North America
- Michigan, Minnesota & Wisconsin have launched Trumpeter Swan Recovery programs.