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hopeful spectators at Necedah were two students from Adams (WI) Friendship
School. Jonathan (age 11) and Mark (age 10) arrived
with their moms before the sun was up. Click on the video to hear
and Mark tell you about being here this morning. Jonathan's prediction
that the cranes would probably not leave today was correct.
Journey North's Jane Duden was also on the scene again today, REALLY
hoping to see the young whoopers start their journey south. She said, "I
got up at 3:00 a.m. to go from Minneapolis to Necedah. After 192 miles
of driving by the light of the full moon, I could barely find the road
into the refuge grounds because of a wall of fog. The ghostly mist
into every hollow and hung in a blanket over the ground. Driving down
the 2-mile gravel road to the hill where the spectators waited in the
gloomy dawn, I still hoped for a miracle. But the fog won. However, all
was not lost. I hope you'll enjoy the video clip of Jonathan and Mark,
and more photos and videos to come in future reports. I spent some final
moments with the ground crew and flight team before I headed back to
knowing the chances are still dim for a departure tomorrow. The team
knows that EACH OF YOU wishes them the very best!"
knows that cranes eat cranberries.
What do you think Sara is using the berries
This! Journaling Question
the photos above, Sara Zimorski is injecting something for the cranes
into cranberries, which grow in the bogs in the Necedah area. What
might Sara be injecting into the berries that she wants the cranes
to swallow? Why do you think she's going to all this trouble?
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational
adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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