Ground Them Again (+
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With 40-mph SSW winds aloft, this is the fourth day stuck at the last stop in Kentucky. By tomorrow morning, the winds will have swung around to come out of the NNW — but will their velocity be too much of a good thing? We will see, and today's Journal Questions give you something else to ponder.
where are the the wild and free whoopers of the
new Eastern flock? The
four 2008 DAR (Direct
Autumn Release) cranes remain with older Whooping crane
#216 in northern Illinois. The fifth 2008 DAR crane and #10-08 (the
crane removed from
the ultralight cohort) are with six adult whooping cranes, now in S. Indiana.
are at Tennessee's Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge. Two cranes are on their wintering
territory in South Carolina. Three
are in Alabama, and three have been confirmed in
Florida through satellite data. Only one Whooping crane has not yet begun
migration: DAR #40-07 remains
in her Michigan summer home. The rest of the flock's 74 wild and free Whooping
cranes are located along the
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).