Migration Day 10
Wisconsin, Hello Illinois!
With a nice push from a 12-mph tailwind, the cranes and planes
blew out of Wisconsin and into
Winnebago County, Illinois.
All 20 took off, but #516
didn't want to fly today. He landed about a minute into the journey
and would not be coaxed back up. He was boxed up and driven.
The other 19 crane-kids flew the 46 minutes and 35.5 miles with
Joe and Chris. The pilots
to a large pond for some play time. Then they put them
in the travel pen for the night. All is well, and the team is happy
our map or make your own with this migration data.
map to enlarge.)
a Migration Journal
Question: Cranes seem to prefer flying at a speed
of 35 to 40 mph. Why do you think ultralights are good for
leading the migration? Write a paragraph with this topic
sentence: "Ultralight planes are good for leading the migrating
cranes." Try to list at least two reasons why.
you make another tally mark in
the Fly column on your migration
• History: You
heard about the "Green County Curse" on Day
8. But the first
year of ultralight-led migrations was perhaps the worst
example. Read the entry for 2001's Day 10 (See the October
26 report after clicking on the 2001
archives.) Write about the Green County Curse
in your Journal.
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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