Weather Woes (+0
October 26, 2006: Migration Day 22
the wild chick with its mother (217).
Leg band colors of green-over-red identify
the adult female. The adult's other
leg carries a PTT (satellite) transmitter.
Photo Richard Urbanek, ICF and
Strong winds out of the south will keep trikes and crane-kids on the
ground today. The sky is full of gray clouds. It's a good day to turn
your brain power to today's journaling questions, below.
Journal Question: Most whooping cranes are born and
raised in the wild, but the "ultra-cranes" and DAR chicks are
captivity by costume-clad humans. Think about how the lives of
the wild-hatched and captive-hatched chicks compare. Then list
some of the life lessons that chicks must learn in order
survive. Next, check your list and learn more with these
photos to guide you.
Math: Fighting a 12 to 14 mph headwind would allow only
about 20 mph of ground speed. The GPS
in the plane tells this
information. If the birds had 45 miles to the next stopover,
how long would they
Remember, they are flapping their wings and
that's work. What do you think is the main reason
the team decides to stand down in the face of strong headwinds?
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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