Monarch Butterfly  Migration

6th Day Here (+0 Miles)
November 9, 2006: Migration Day 36

Still in Boone County, Indiana, the team and birds are grounded again by gusty winds. All around them, birds not dependent on ultralight planes to lead the way are migrating. They include several cousins in the new Eastern flock, as well as the mysterious "stained" whoopers in the Western flock. (These three resumed migration and were seen in Oklahoma on their way to the flock's winter home in Texas.) Meanwhile, on no-fly days the grounded crane-kids may be let out of the pen to exercise.

Photo Marie Brady, Operation Migration

In the Classroom

  • Today's Journal Question: If the chick in the photo is about to take off, would it (a) be facing into the wind or (b) have the wind at its back? How do birds (and planes) position themselves to take off? See How Birds Fly for help in answering.

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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