Trandansen is located in the southern part of the Hornborga Nature Reserve. On the grounds next to Bjurums church, between the towns of Skara and Falköping, large flocks of resting cranes gather in the spring. You can see them up close here while they eat, dance and trumpet.
The first crane to arrive at Lake Hornborga in the spring is one of the country’s most important signs of spring. They could come as early as near the end of February. Then it takes a while. The time when the most cranes are here is usually in late March and early April. However when they are at their greatest number, depends upon the weather and wind.
The crane season lasts for about five weeks. During those weeks, thousands of cranes stop by through the area. With the objective of keeping the cranes in the Nature Reserve and thus reducing the damage to the nearby farmlands, the birds are fed barley grain near Trandansen.