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Grounded at Stopover 15
is day 4 of "no-fly days" at Hiwassee Refuge in
The migration remains stalled in Meigs County by un-flyable
conditions. It's cloudy and cold, with winds blowing out of the northwest
at 10-12 mph. Winds aloft are even swifter, at 20 mph.
Heather had this scolding for Mother Nature: "All we're asking for
is a nice little weather front; it doesn't matter which—we'll take
either a high pressure system, OR a low pressure system, as long as you
can arrange for it to stick around for a few days. Is that too much to
ask?" (Come back tomorrow to see if Heather carries any weight with
This! Journaling Questions
do you predict Crane #214, who just began her migration yesterday,
will arrive in Florida? Will she beat the 2003 cranes with the ultralight?
Record your prediction in your journal.
- Over the
past 45-days, suitable migrating conditions have happened on only 15
days. Watch the weather maps and keep your fingers crossed for a big
improvement! When do you predict this year's arrival date at Chassahowitzka?
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational
adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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