to Challenge Question #6:
Last week, we
shared the travel tales of crane #309.
As you know, she and her buddy, #520,
left camp together to head north. Neither had yet made a successful migration
back to Wisconsin, so we had to wonder this:
309's 2004/05 travels
you think #309
and #520 have
enough knowledge of the route to get them home?
factors will aid #309
in making a successful migration back to Wisconsin?"
Marcus had a well-reasoned response. He thought about the personality,
age, and abilities of each crane partner. Says Marcus,
#520 just follows #309 and does not assert her sense of where they should
be going . . . then they could end up in a range of places roughly along
the right latitude, as #309 as done for the past two years." (You
can read Marcus's
. . . A bully?
Migration report just came in from Joe Duff, crane handler and pilot:
were heading in the right direction, but the southern tip of Lake Michigan
was right ahead of them. They could go either way depending - on who
won lead." Later, he added, "We just received a report from
the Tracking Team confirming that 309 bullied 520 into following her
back to Michigan. It seems they are both in the eastern part of the
state close to Lake Huron, and separated from Necedah by Lake Michigan.
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