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October 14, 2004
Migration Day 5

Winds & Rain Keep Them Down
Cranes in predator-proof pen in Green Cty. WI
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The migration is staying another day at the Green County, WI stopover. It was rainy and windy, so they are waiting for better migration conditions. It's another tally mark for no-fly days on your chart.


Map the Migration
Make your own map using the latest migration data

Try This! Journaling Questions
  • Winds were out of the north at 10-15 miles per hour. Explain why this is the "right direction." Why do you think the pilots said the winds were too unstable for flying?
  • The cranes are protected by a predator-proof travel enclosure. What might be some Wisconsin predators? What might be some predators in Florida? Brainstorm your list, and then compare with Ranger Jennifer Rabuck's description of predators in this audio clip.

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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