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November 28, 2011: Migration Day 51
Image: Operation Migration
It is now day 8 in Piatt County, Illinois, thanks to unflyable weather. You've just come back to school from a holiday about eating and giving thanks, so today we dig into crane food. We are grateful to teacher Mary Vethe for sharing her students' recipe for their grand treat of Crane Chow (see classroom section below). Meanwhile, everyone's keeping fingers crossed for a flight tomorrow.
the Classroom: Journal or
(a) The birds have water and
crane chow (like pet food, but for cranes) in their pen. What
will the cranes eat when they are flying free? For help,
go to Questions and also Mrs. Vethe's Crane Chow page!
they get to Florida, the cranes will be free to come and
go from a big predator-proof enclosure where the pilots
leave them for their first winter. Why do you think a
crane caretaker will still fill up the
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).