Monarch Butterfly  Migration

No Go. . .Again (+0 Miles)
October 18, 2006: Migration Day 14


Blowing in the Wind
Today is dry but overcast, and the predicted 3 - 5 mph winds out of the northwest would have been helpful tailwinds. BUT INSTEAD, the winds are blowing 10 - 12 mph, even at ground level. It's just too windy for the 350-pound ultralights and their 18 valuable crane-kids to fly. They're still in Sauk County, WI at Stopover #3.

In the Classroom

  • Today's Journal Question: DAR Chick #30-05 was removed from the DAR project because of a fractured left humerus (wing). The injury happened during a thunderstorm on the night of October 1. He will not recover in time for the upcoming migration. He will need to live in permanent captivity. Why do you think he can never be released as a wild crane?
  • Migration Math: If cranes fly at 35 miles per hour and they face headwinds of 10 mph, how fast are they covering ground?

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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