Sideways or Nothing (+0 Miles)
November 5, 2007: Migration Day 24

Photo Operation Migration

The birds and team are hanging out. It's day 2 on the ground in LaSalle County, IL. Winds out of the WSW at 11 mph on the surface and more than 20 mph higher up would just blow them sideways, so they'll stay put. The good news is that the the winds are changing. They should swing around throughout the day and night, bringing northwest winds and (we hope!) a fly-day tomorrow.


In the Classroom

  • Today's Journal Question:
    The birds have water and crane chow (like pet food, but for cranes) in their pen. What will the cranes eat when they are flying free? For help, go to the Crane Home Page and click on Questions. >>
    (b-for-bonus) When they get to Florida, the cranes will be free to come and go from a big predator-proof enclosure where the pilots leave them for their first winter. Why do you think a crane caretaker will still fill up the crane chow feeders every day?

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