Resting in Windy Green County(+0 Miles)
October 29, 2007: Migration Day 17

Photo Bev Paulan, Operation Migration

Each year except 2006 the team has spent DAYS in the grip of Green County's weather or winds. They joke about it as the Green County curse. It's day 1 in Green County, and it's too windy here to fly. But everyone, especially #710, needs a rest after yesterday's workout. It's a day for the crane-kids to play with their pumpkins, just like all of you who are getting ready for Halloween!

Other News: From the Western flock's winter home in Texas comes good news! The first known juveniles of this hatch year have safely arrived from Canada! The Lobstick family (parents with twin chicks) was seen on their refuge territory October 28th. A total of 23 (21 adults + 2 chicks) have safely arrived in Texas after a 2,600-mile migration from Canada!


In the Classroom

  • Today's Journal Question: (a) Why did the team invent the tem Green County Curse? What's your prediction for how many days they'll be here this year?
    What is the record for number of days stalled in Green County, Wisconsin? See the migration archives for the answer! (TIP: You can scan the stories for each year's migration reports, or look at the migration data pages.)



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