As we look forward to the departure, take a moment to read (or hear your teacher read) a special poem that was written for pilots Bill Lishman and Joe Duff by a their poet friend in commemoration of the first ultralight-led Canada geese migration. The poem is a send-off that will make you think about this historic Whooping crane migration in new ways. Don't miss the accompanying activities in our Reading and Writing Connection lesson for this poem, too:
Meanwhile, several students were at the refuge before daybreak in hopes of seeing the take-off. This photo shows 15-year old Dawn from Amherst Junction and her friend Shaundra from Stevens Point. Dawn has traveled to Necedah with her Mom and Grandmother (age 89) for all three ultralight-led migration send-offs. Last year they came 4 days in a row before the weather was finally right for the take- off. Dawn's grandmother says she feels like the birds can't leave unless she's there--and Dawn loves being here, too, except "It's really hard getting up so early!" They'll be back tomorrow!
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