Migration Day 9
in predator-proof pen in Green County, WI.
wet, and windy. The migration won't be moving into
Illinois today. The pilots launched
aircraft twice in hopes of finding better conditions aloft. Alas,
winds were unstable. Humidity was high. In such "wet" air, the
cranes wouldn't be able to breathe properly during the exercise
wings to the next stopover. It's another day in the grip
of Green County.
our map or make your own with this migration data.
map to enlarge.)
a Migration Journal
Question: The cranes are protected by a predator-proof
mobile pen. What might be some predators in Wisconsin? What
might be some predators at their winter home in Florida?
List them in hour journal. Then edit your list after hearing
forest ranger Jennifer talk about predators in this audio
you make another tally mark in
the No-fly column on your migration
• History: Never
before has the ultralight migration team spent so long
waiting for a
break in the weather as they have in Green County, WI.
The record was in 2004. How many days were they stalled
in Green County, Wisconsin? See the 2004
archives for the
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cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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