Migration Day 42
Keeps Them Down on Thanksgiving
TEAM! From left to right (with the wondrous, life-sized greeting
graders at Shattuck Middle School in Neenah, Wisconsin, for
the migration team's visit) are Richard vanHeuvelen, Jeff
Huxmann, Chris Gullikson, Charlie Shafer, Mark Nipper, Angie
Joe Duff, Paula Lounsbury, Don Lounsbury,
Walter Sturgeon, the Lounsbury's dog, Breton,
and Brooke Pennypacker. Photo
Operation Migration and Shattuck Middle School.
Same story: WIND. The mountains along this ridge create mammoth-sized vortices
as the air blows over them. Those air currents and swirls mean danger
for the tiny ultralight aircraft and young whoopers. The team has no choice
but to wait for better flying conditions. Canadians and Americans together,
they will be
Thanksgiving with fellow crew members. For
many of them it is difficult to be away from home for so long. The support
and understanding they get from loved ones back home helps them feel a little
for leaving their families to help save a species. For that, they are thankful!
They also are thankful for the thousands of teachers and students
the migration. To you, the team says, "Your
efforts give us hope that the Whooping crane, and the Earth, will be in good
hands in the years to come!" To the team, WE wish a day of rest and feasting,
with good flying weather tomorrow. We are thankful for YOU and your efforts!
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a Migration Journal
the migration ever flown on the US holiday of Thanksgiving?
(See Archives and look for Thanksgiving reports.) In what places
has the migration spent this day?
Record Keeping: The four DAR whooper
chicks began migration today from Necedah NWR, leaving
with sandhill cranes. Tailwinds helped them make fantastic
progress. Find out more: #527, #528, #532, #533.
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational
adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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