by Winds (+0
November 2, 2010: Migration Day 24
miles two days in a row, the birds are down today due
to winds. Yesterday pilot Brooke led 9 of the 11 birds here, and
#2-10 and #3-10. This
was #2's first opportunity to fly a complete migration
leg. How many miles did he fly? (See his bio
page.) Do you think he's now inspired to fly more? Let's
hope we find out tomorrow, with a good day to fly.
LIVE each day they fly.
lead pilot, Brooke, wrote about
two ways the lansdscape was different
"Free of her crops, Illinois
a giant welcome mat to the sky
wanderer, an unending landing
strip that joined the horizons.
Another difference was the proliferation
of wind farms whose pinwheel
armies seemed to march across
the landscape . . .They are farmers,
too. They harvest the wind of
its bounty of kilowatts. Still,
a lot better about them if they
were painted John Deere green."
What do you think Brooke meant?
Explain his concern. What things
environment are YOU concerend
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).