in Windy Benton County, IN
Joe explains: "Wind rotates around a high pressure area and we are on the back side of this one. The entire system has stalled so we have been facing a few days of headwinds before we will be able to move again. The landscape here is flat and there are few geographic features to interferer with the movement of the wind. It can be blowing briskly on the ground but a few hundred feet up it can be smooth. If it is blowing from the right direction we can take off in air we normally wouldn’t trust but today it is coming straight out of the south." Keep your eye on that high pressure symbol over Indiana on the weather map.
The nearest town is 18 miles away with not much to offer. But the birds can be let out for exercise with little fear of disturbance because this site is remote. Today the team will work at number 516’s much-needed physical therapy. It is also a good time to catch up on maintenance, reports, and house cleaning duties that come with being on the road. There is even time to watch one of the videos they found in a boredom-box sent to them by supporters. Not a bad day at all!
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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