Rain Ahead Keeps Them Down (+0
October 21, 2006: Migration Day 17
is the sixth day grounded in Sauk County, WI. The team awoke
to a landscape covered by dense fog. They decided to
wait it out. The fog
started to lift and the winds were light and from the
BUT rain began to fall right in their path. The
radar showed rainfall coverage increasing; the only choice was
to stand down.
Journal Questions: Cranes
seem to prefer flying at speeds of 35 to 40 mph. Why do you think ultralights
are the right planes to lead the migration? Write a paragraph
with this topic sentence: "Ultralight planes are right for leading
the migrating cranes."
list at least two reasons why. Do you think the weather is more a
factor for the birds, or for the ultralights?
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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