Hello ILLINOIS! (+36.9
October 24, 2006: Migration Day 20
Photo Heather Ray
to Go Two in a Row
On cold, calm air, 18 flying crane-kids crossed the state
line into Winnebago County, ILLINOIS! Brooke tells the exciting
landed on the hillside next to the pen. Richard and Joe
landed somewhere else and we let the wings thaw in the
sun for 20 minutes. This added a great deal of stress because
I had to stand next to the trike looking wimpy while Bev,
Marie, and Laurie, along with 18 anxious birds, glared
at me wondering why I was waiting so long to launch. Off
the hill we went and down into the valley below. As we
turned up the valley, 12 of the birds, free of their confinement
and anxious to make up for yesterday, formed up on the
wing. The others were picked up by Richard and Joe: each
took three. All three trikes and 18 birds landed within
minutes of each other. The sight of those birds strutting
their stuff at the end of the runway put big smiles on
our costumed faces. Now THIS is what migration is supposed
to be like!"
Journal Question: It was Chris's
turn to lead today, but engine trouble kept him and his plane
grounded. How do you think he felt? When have your plans changed
unexpectedly and you couldn't do something that was important
Math: With the addition of today's miles, how many total
mile has the migration traveled? Figure the average distance
per day and compare with your answer from Day
12. Why the difference?
- Record-Keeping: A record was broken today! In six years, this is the shortest-ever
stay in Green County, Wisconsin. Have they escaped the Green County
Curse? Update your charts with today's good news.
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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