Monarch Butterfly  Migration

Down-Days Record Tied (+0 Miles)
November 11, 2006: Migration Day 38

Thunderstorms moved through Boone County last night, leaving howling winds behind to keep the team down another day.Today ties the all-time record for consecutive down days. That was set last year when the team stood down for 8 days in Morgan County, Indiana. (That's the next stopover after Boone).

Which is the whooping crane chick and which is the sandhill crane? What are the differences? These are captive cranes at ICF in Wisconsin. Photo WCEP.

In the Classroom

  • Today's Journal Question: Many other members of the eastern migratory flock of whooping cranes have also begun their fall migrations, pushed out of their summer homes in central Wisconsin by the first blast of wintry air to hit the upper Midwest. Radio signals from their leg bands help trackers follow their progress. Why do you think these "experienced" birds are being tracked?
  • Migration Math: What is the total distance flown so far? Figure the average daily distance this migration is covering. (You also did this on Day 12 and Day 20. Explain why answers vary.)

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

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