Flyover for Chass
January 14, 2011: Migration Day 72*
Photo Frances Brown
almost accomplished! After being penned at Gilchrist County
Dec. 11, the five cranes headed for Chass
gave pilots Joe and Richard
a real rodeo upon takeoff! Finally they were airborne about 8:24
By 10:20, crane-kids #3,
and #17 had flown from from
Florida. The pilots led them over a grateful, thrilled
crowd at the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport for the arrival
celebration. Joe had four birds and Richard had one (see
photo). Then they landed the five birds at the Halpata pen.
(More news and photos coming.) Will the "Chass Five" finish
their migration to the release pen on Chassahowitzka NWR tomorrow?
The weather is totally in charge! Either way, we'll cover the day's
events to keep you in your front-row seat for the Class of 2010's
story. Stay tuned!
the stop-out that began Dec. 17, the team resumed numbering the days
on January 12.
the Classroom: Journal or
Math: How long was the flight time?
do you think was the main worry today for
pilots Joe and Richard? (Look in the text
above for a big clue.) Watch the Citrus County,
FL weather maps and make your own prediction
the FINAL migration flight will happen.
in Action: Mrs. Trubelhorn's students from Tampa
Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida, attended
the flyover at Dunnellon, Florida in three previous
years. What did they see last year? Click
here to find out.
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).