Wahoo! Zooming Ahead! (+119 Miles)
The cranes were raring to go! They blasted out of their pen and flew right over the next stopover (56 miles) and on to Wayne County, Illinois (another 63 miles). WOW! It appears that six landed with today's lead pilot Richard, and Brooke and Joe landed with one bird each. One crane (ID unknown yet) landed in a field across the river from the pensite and is currently riding to the next stop in a crate in the van. This is the day we've been waiting for! We're jumping for joy at reaching the last stop in Illinois.
Teachers: "Volunteers Gordon Perkinson and Christine Barnes, both professional educators, are now on the migration team to visit classrooms and give presentations to students. If your school is within about a 30-to-40-mile radius of the migration route, you are invited to contact Gordon and Christine to inquire about a visit!