Another Soggy, Windy Day (+0 Miles)
October 18, 2007: Migration Day 6

Cranes don't mind this soggy weather because they've got the right feet. Download this picture and have a caption contest in your classroom!
Photo Richard van Heuvelen

No go. "It has rained so much in central Wisconsin in the last week," writes senior pilot Joe Duff, "that . . .instead of leading the birds south with ultralight aircraft we are going to build an ark and load them two by two." Joe is kidding, but the weather forecast remains gloomy. Please join us in hoping the weather changes SOON!

In the Classroom

  • Today's Journal Question:
    (a) How would you describe a crane's foot? (See photo at top.) Draw the tracks you think cranes make!
    (b-for-bonus) live on land and in water. How are their feet and legs suitable for both field and pond or marsh? For help with your answer, see
    Crane Adaptations: The Legs and Feet.


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